On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called a press conference to let people know, “This is a new era, this is the Trump era.” He plans to expand the focus on immigration enforcement during a newly panned visit as the nation’s top law enforcement officer to the U.S.- Mexico border.
Sessions has made a vow to confront gangs and cartels that are plaguing that area, all but declaring war on them. The southern border will never be more secure than under his leadership, especially with the implementation of new policies that allow border agents to do more to protect the border.
This gameplan comes from President Donald Trump himself and goes completely in line with his campaign promises. There has been a drop in marijuana arrests by 28% in the area since last year along with a drop in overall crime.
President Trump has them shaking in their boots!
Session’s wise words can be read on FoxNews:
“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders,” Sessions said.
“… It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity,” he said.
Timed with his visit, Sessions issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys asking federal prosecutors to renew focus on immigration enforcement. He asked them to focus on particular offenses that can help prevent and deter illegal immigration – and to each, designate a border security coordinator to oversee such efforts.