Democrats and civil rights and immigration groups have voiced alarm about Sessions, who won by a 52-47 vote largely along party lines.
Julia Edwards Ainsley
Despite Trump’s entry ban on all refugees, according to a homeland security document, the US government will allow 872 refugees into the country this week.
A draft executive order that Trump is expected to sign would block the entry of refugees from war-torn Syria and suspend the entry of any immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.
Jeff Sessions has said he would oppose a ban on Muslims entering the US and would enforce a law against waterboarding.