Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jeff Sessions at Border: 'This Is the Trump Era'; Help 'Criminal Aliens' at Your Own Risk

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced "Trump-era" prosecution priorities for illegal border crossers and those who help them at a speech on Tuesday in Nogales, Arizona. In his announcement to border officials and the press, Sessions directed federal prosecutors to ramp up their efforts to deter transporting or harboring undocumented immigrants, repeated efforts to enter the country, and document fraud related to migrant smuggling. He wants special priority on busting people who assault immigration and border officers. The new push continues President Donald Trump's promises to bring more law and order to the country's immigration system. In that sense, however, Sessions' remarks on Tuesday brought new anxiety to immigrant activists. Sessions claims that Trump's rhetoric and action have already brought results, resulting in dramatic drops in illegal border crossings...more

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