U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled tough new federal rules to clamp down on undocumented immigrants and deter others from entering the United States, setting the stage for a surge in immigration prosecutions.
During a visit with U.S. border officials in Nogales, Arizona, on Tuesday, Sessions sought to cast the guidelines as a needed antidote after years of lax enforcement of the U.S. immigration laws. He argued the new priorities would help to combat smuggler organizations and drug cartels that he blamed for spreading violence in the United States.
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“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned,” he said. “This is a new era. This is the Trump era.”
In a memo outlining the changes, Sessions instructed federal prosecutors to pursue felony charges against people who unlawfully re-enter the country, instead of charging them with misdemeanors. Prosecutors will also be required to consider
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