Lynch faces Senate

Lynch Faces Senate
U.S. Senate holds confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) The Senate has convened a two day confirmation hearing on U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

When asked about the issue of immigration, Lynch defended President Obama’s decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the United States illegally, noting the Department of Homeland Security is focusing its efforts on removing the most dangerous and undocumented immigrants.

Lynch also pledged a fresh relationship with Congress and members of the law enforcement community.

If appointed, Lynch would become the nation’s first African American female attorney general.

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