Around the South for Apr. 27: AL, GA & AR

Alabama: Sessions blasts Obama immigration program. When questioned by US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) at a congressional hearing last week, immigration official Joseph Langlois acknowledged that Central American immigrants granted residence in the US under President Obama’s policies could apply to bring over family members as well. “I just want to say, Congress rejected this,” Sessions said, as reported in Briebart News, “so the President is executing it on his own.” ……. Georgia: Perdue holds first hearing. Last week, freshman USSen. David Perdue (R) held his first hearing as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relation’s Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development (whew!). Perdue kept to the agenda, reported the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, which was on reforming State Department practices after the killings last year in Benghazi and avoided attempts to change the subject to the attack itself …….Arkansas: Hutchinson has new website. You can now go to and see a newly designed website that provides “an accessible, functional and fun way for all Arkansans to keep track of what we’re doing, where we’re going and how we’re getting there,” says Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on the website. The redesign, reports KUAR Public Radio, “is intended to reach beyond the Little Rock bubble and into the homes and offices of all Arkansans.” …….