Sessions Asserts Trump’s Totalitarian Ways On Immigrants: ‘This Is The Trump Era’
Jeff Sessions gave a speech on Tuesday to Customs and Border Protection in Nogales, Arizona, where he sent out a warning to immigrants: “For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned, this is a new era. This is the Trump era.”
Sessions also added that the Justice Department will add 50 immigration judges this year and 75 next year.
“We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent citizens,” Sessions said, according to prepared remarks. “It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth.”
“In this fight, I am here to tell you, the brave men and women of Customs and Border Protection: We hear you and we have your back. Under the president’s leadership and through his executive orders, we will secure this border and bring the full weight of both the immigration courts and federal criminal enforcement to combat this attack on our national security and sovereignty,” he said.
In his speech Sessions asked federal prosecutors to “consider for prosecution” offenses including the transferring or harboring of undocumented immigrants and assaulting a law enforcement officer.
Other offenses mentioned in his speech are document fraud and aggravated identity theft.
“We will deploy a multifaceted approach in these efforts: We are going to interdict your drugs on the way in, your money on the way out, and investigate and prosecute your trafficking networks to the fullest extent of the law,” he said.