Sessions cited a chapter in Romans while defending the Trump administration's policy of separating parents from their children at the border.
"Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves", Sessions said.
"Consistent, fair application of law is in itself a good and moral thing and that protects the weak, it protects the lawful", Sessions said.
A Sessions spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. "The Bible calls us to be pro-family, and I personally find it deeply lamentable that we are separating children from their parents at the border or anywhere".
The ruling could affect adults and children coming from what's known as the Northern Triangle - El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - a region plagued by gang violence, drug trafficking and other social ailments causing people to flee because authorities cannot control the violence nor guarantee safety.
"Yes", Sessions said on conservative Hugh Hewitt's radio show, according to CBS News.
The Illinois Democrat concluded his speech by castigating Sessions and accusing him of wanting to "roll back the clock" on women, gays, African Americans, and the Hispanic community. Only the compromise measure offers a chance at citizenship for young immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally as children.
"Clearly, no decent human being could defend that", said Colbert.
"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum", Sessions wrote in his 31-page decision.
Sessions, speaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on immigration, pushed back against criticism he had received over the policy. The words used in the Bible that come close to describing a person who travels from one place to another, with the intention of settling down indefinitely, are "sojourner", "neighbor" and "stranger".
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders seemed to reinforce this idea, saying during Thursday's press briefing that such sentiments about the need to obey the law are "repeated a number of times throughout the Bible".
The Bible verse was once used to justify USA slavery, said critics.
He plans to deliver remarks on Immigration and Law Enforcement Actions.
"I didn't know he'd been a Sunday school teacher, but I think this would be a bad interpretation to give to kids, or anyone for that matter", Mather said. "I don't want to be too extreme, but.in Nazi Germany, Lutherans, for the most part, supported Hitler and they used Romans 13 to validate that". Instead of supporting the victims and providing awareness, Sessions is doing the opposite, and the stricter immigration laws that are now being implemented are only hurting citizens.