The Trump Administration official made an under-the-radar visit to Kitsap County and its submarine-themed bar Horse and Cow, where he tried its signature cocktail.
Sessions will be in Portland on Tuesday to talk about sanctuary cities and immigration with federal law-enforcement officials.
Sessions recently announced that President Donald Trump’s administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields from deportation almost 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the country as children and are known as Dreamers.
He has also been among the harshest critics of so-called sanctuary cities, including Seattle and Portland, which have generally declined to help federal agents deport immigrants.
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Last week, a federal judge in Illinois ruled that Sessions and the Trump administration, for now, cannot withhold public safety grant money from Chicago and other sanctuary cities that have refused to implement tougher immigration policies.
Sessions is scheduled to speak at the Portland field office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
He is also planning to meet with sheriffs and police to discuss immigration, violent crime, drug enforcement and the opioid epidemic, according to The Oregonian.
“Portland Commissioner Nick Fish wrote on his Facebook page over the weekend that city needs to show Sessions that it ‘stands with our Dreamers,’ ” The Oregonian reported.
Sessions had arrived in the Puget Sound region before last weekend, according to The Kitsap Sun. A teacher who saw the attorney general at the Keyport Fest told The Sun he was “warm and friendly.”
Sessions was reported to be in Kitsap to see a change-of-command ceremony, in which his son-in-law passed the baton as one of two leaders on the ballistic-missile submarine USS Alabama, where he had served since December 2014.
Sessions was also reported to have visited the Horse and Cow, where he was persuaded by the owners to join them in a “ceremonial shot of the bar’s patented ‘Nuke Waste’ drink, the ingredients of which are secret,” The Sun reported.
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