Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that he would be putting an end to former President Barack Obama’s open border policies.
In a powerful speech, Sessions made it clear that he would be cracking down on illegal immigrants.
Here are a few of Session’s key points from the speech:
• The transportation or harboring of aliens. As you know too well, this is a booming business down here. No more. We are going to shut down and jail those who have been profiting off this lawlessness — people smuggling gang members across the border, helping convicted criminals re-enter this country and preying on those who don’t know how dangerous the journey can be.
• Further, where an alien has unlawfully entered the country, which is a misdemeanor, that alien will now be charged with a felony if they unlawfully enter or attempt enter a second time and certain aggravating circumstances are present.
•Also, aliens that illegally re-enter the country after prior removal will be referred for felony prosecution — and a priority will be given to such offenses, especially where indicators of gang affiliation, a risk to public safety or criminal history are present.• Fourth: where possible, prosecutors are directed to charge criminal aliens with document fraud and aggravated identity theft — the latter carrying a two-year mandatory minimum sentence.
• Finally, and perhaps most importantly: I have directed that all 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices make the prosecution of assault on a federal law enforcement officer — that’s all of you — a top priority. If someone dares to assault one of our folks in the line of duty, they will do federal time for it.
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We are finally moving on from the terrible policies of Obama. For years, we suffered through his horrific immigration program, which saw thousands of illegal immigrants flock into our country and cement themselves in sanctuary cities.
Under the diligent leadership of President Donald Trump and Sessions, the United States appears to be correcting its immigration problems and heading down a sensible path.