Trump’s Justice Department to end ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

WT:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared “a new era” in immigration enforcement on Tuesday, saying his prosecutors will try to bring stiffer criminal charges against repeat illegal immigrants and smugglers as part of President Trump’s crackdown.

Mr. Sessions said his enforcement priorities will end the “catch and release” practices of the Obama administration and give the Justice Department a more active role in stemming illegal immigration.

Prosecutors should prioritize cases against smugglers and should bring felony charges against illegal immigrants who have been removed before and have sneaked back into the U.S. or have other criminal convictions on their records, according to the guidance issued by the attorney general.

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5 Comments on Trump’s Justice Department to end ‘catch and release’ immigration policy

  1. I listened to AG Sessions’ press conference yesterday. He sent new instructions to the courts and law enforcement in advance of that event. Catch and release *is* over as of this week.

  2. From the source:
    ‘Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, the Democrat whose district includes the Nogales area, said Mr. Sessions’ policy… “means valuable resources will be tied up achieving political goals instead of keeping Americans safe,” he said. “All the while, the human impact of families split apart and efforts to criminalize innocent people continue to erode our moral character as a nation.”‘

    And, that, little chillins, is why America is a damned nation as long as we continue to criminalize incestuous pedophilia.

  3. @Anonymous — “And, that, little chillins, is why America is a damned nation as long as we continue to criminalize incestuous pedophilia.”

    ??? The way that reads: If we stop criminalizing incestuous pedophilia, we are not a damned nation. So we should allow, under law, incestuous pedophilia (and not be damned)?

  4. @AbigailAdams April 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    “So we should allow, under law, incestuous pedophilia (and not be damned)?”

    Why, yes, Miss Abigail. Splitting apart families and criminalizing innocent people erodes America’s moral character.

    Please don’t ask me to explain that, as well. I’m quacking goodthink. If you have badthink, take it up with Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, the Democrat whose district includes the Nogales area.

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