Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced the new policy guidelines during a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border, said a renewed push to combat illegal immigration "will drastically reduce the danger posed by criminal aliens, gang members, and cartel henchmen".
"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", Sessions said in his speech, according to prepared remarks. "Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings", said the USA attorney general.
The Wall Street Journal's transcript of the speech included a slightly different version of the above line, saying: "it is here on this very sliver of land where we take our stand against this filth." .
"The border is not open".
Sessions also increased unauthorized entry into the United States from a misdemeanor to a felony on the second offense "if certain aggravating circumstances are present", he said.
Settle Brexit items, then hold fall talks on UK's future
Tusk's draft negotiating guidelines say that other 27 countries are ready for a transitional deal after Britain's exit in 2019. This was echoed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and outgoing French President Francois Hollande on Thursday.
Most states have followed the federal lead, some facing budget crises, Sessions said.
Sessions has been steadily expanding the Justice Department's role in the anti-immigration agenda of the Trump administration, but the border trip offered the most comprehensive look yet at his plans.
"This is no accident", he said, citing declining numbers of undocumented immigrants illegally entering the country.
His directives already exist under US law, the order only "mandates" USA attorneys to make such enforcement a priority. "This is the Trump era", Sessions said in remarks to immigration officials in Arizona Tuesday.
Jon Feere, a former legal policy analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, or CIS, has been hired as an adviser to Thomas D. Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan. Trump said repeatedly that he would crack down on criminal organizations that help drive illegal immigration and seek to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records.
Sessions also issued a memo to federal prosecutors that would up charges against undocumented immigrants. Prior to becoming attorney general, Sessions was a senator from Alabama from 1997 to 2017 and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama from 1981 to 1993. "We do have that challenge, we want people to understand that they are not entitled to enter unlawfully".
During his visit, he urged federal prosecutors to intensify their focus on immigration crimes such as illegal border crossing or smuggling others into the U.S.
Civil rights advocates, however, characterized Sessions' directive as an attempt to intimidate immigrant communities. He added that "it is here that criminal aliens and the coyotes and the document-forgers seek to overthrow our system of lawful immigration".
But when he delivered the speech in Nogales, Ariz., Sessions left off the end of the sentence and made some other tweaks.
The internet barely had time to be annoyed for that new 15 second Burger King ad before Google shut the whole thing down. Your voice assistant could turn into an annoying advertiser if a marketing concept introduced by Burger King takes off.
The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday that all sides needed to be involved.
I think in any campaign there are so many cross currents and events and have some greater impact than others. One Twitter user even wrote that Clinton is such a cute grandma. "That has to be admitted", she said.
AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 9 Sergio Garcia, trying to end two decades of major disappointment, got the final round of the U.S. Masters off to a bright start with a birdie on the opening hole on Sunday to move one shot clear of Justin Rose.
Bentley's] lawyers claim they don't have enough time to study a 131-page report by the Alabama Ethics Commission". Later in the day, before the report's release, Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon called on Bentley to resign.
The tornado cut a path that was 25 to 50 yards wide and snapped trees at the country club, according to the weather service. The road to the historic Tides Inn Hotel in Irvington was blocked by fallen trees after an EF1 tornado touched down.
Since the Brexit vote, inflation has jumped, thanks largely to the fall in the value of the pound since the vote. China cut gasoline and diesel retail prices late last month by the most so far this year.
The former Gators QB has already hit two home runs in this very young minor league season, with his second coming on Sunday. With a 15 miles per hour wind blowing out, Tebow launched a shot and stopped at second base, thinking it was a double.
Chief Inspector Glenn Valdepenas, jail warden, said they had to temporarily cancel the visiting hours due to the quakes. Hermilando Mandanas said Batangas City, Bauan, and Mabini were left without electricity.
Vaz said city officials have asked the Federal Communications Commission for help in determining who was behind the hack. City officials hope to have the system up and running by Sunday or Monday at the latest.
Meanwhile, regional disarmament talks that provided the North with much-needed aid have been stalled for years. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said .
DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel and New York Dept. of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball are calling on the U.S. There also are no state or federal subsidies available to assist affected dairy farmers.
McDavid hits 100 points, Eberle has hat trick and Oilers win
They're healthy, their star Connor McDavid has been putting up points easily , and they look as good as they have all year-long. It's Easter weekend so we're going to be leaving Saturday and Sunday over the weekend to go down to San Jose ", he said.
Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared that a three-month state of emergency would be imposed, pending parliamentary approval. He said while classes went on as usual, they were advised not to go near St Mark Church and other churches in Alexandria.
Two dead in California school shooting
At least four people are injured in a classroom shooting at a Southern California elementary school, in U.S. , reports media. One father, who wasn't identified by the CNN affiliate, stood behind police tape, looking for one of his sons.
Trump aide urges defeat of MI member of Freedom Caucus
Justin Amash, R-Mich., for criticism and urging Trump supporters to defeat the congressman in next year's primary election. Freedom Caucus there, that would be fine. "They are negotiating as we speak", Trump told the FT.
Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
Bannon, a former executive chairman of the Breitbart News website, once said the media company was a "platform for the alt-right". But this week, he was removed from the National Security Council's principals committee in what was widely viewed as a demotion.