Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared “a new era” in immigration law enforcement on Tuesday, saying his Justice Department will take an active role in stemming illegal immigration by bringing stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers.
“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,” Mr. Sessions said during a visit to the border at Nogales, Arizona. “The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our laws, and the catch and release policies of the past are over.”