Tuesday, Nogales, AZ, Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with members of law enforcement, border patrol agents, and members of the military in an effort to push to, “implement policies boosting agents working to secure the southern border,” Fox News reports..
He spoke freely about MS-13, cartels, and other criminal organizations that destroy our cities and cause irreparable harm to so many. His tone echoed POTUS Trump’s during the campaign when he spoke explicitly about illegal immigration and crime.
Sessions: Those that continue to seek improper & illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era. pic.twitter.com/ZPX9ERNzOX
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 11, 2017
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.
Sessions also stated that the “catch and release policies of the past are over” and that he was going to add 50 immigration judges to the bench over this next year and in 2018 will bring an additional 75 judges on.