“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.”
Can someone scream AMERICA?!
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a huge announcement from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.
There are going to be major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.
“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. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over.”
Starting immediately, federal prosecutors need to add a few more offenses to their list for prosecution.
And some of these will have you wondering why they weren’t already on the list.
Transporting and harboring illegals is up first.
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.
The next one will have your jaw hitting the floor!
Did you know that a person entering the country illegally is only a misdemeanor?
No more, Sessions says!
Now, those caught entering illegally will be charged with a felony if they try to enter a second time “and certain aggravating circumstances are present.”
Illegals who re-enter the country after they were removed before will also be referred for felony prosecution.
Sessions mentioned those suspected of gang activity or who have a criminal history will be given priority.
Lastly, (again, how was this not a crime before?) those caught with false documentation will be charged with document fraud and aggravated identity theft. The latter carrys a two-year mandatory minimum sentence.
Sessions also mentioned those who assault federal law enforcement officers will be a priority.
“If someone dares to assault one of our folks in the line of duty, they will do federal time for it.”
Dismantling gangs and cartels is also one of Sessions’ top priorities.
“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders. Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings.
“With the President’s Executive Orders on Border Security, Transnational Criminal Organizations and Public Safety as our guideposts, we will execute a strategy that once again secures the border; apprehends and prosecutes those criminal aliens that threaten our public safety; takes the fight to gangs like MS-13 and Los Zetas; and makes dismantlement and destruction of the cartels a top priority.”
We’ve only had the Trump administration for a few short months and already, it’s like our country has taken a 180 turn.
We are liking what we are seeing!