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‘ZERO TOLERANCE’: Sessions unveils tough new policies for America’s southern border

Washington, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down hard against illegal immigrants who attempt to cross the southern U.S. border.

Sessions announced Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will hereby enforce a “zero tolerance” policy for those who cross the southern border illegally and warned that children who are caught crossing the border may be separated from their family.

“If you cross the border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” Sessions said during a press conference in San Diego near the U.S.-Mexico border.

“If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you,” Sessions added. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you. And that child may be separated from you, as required by law.”

President Trump’s Department of Justice announced the new policy in a memo last month. In it, Sessions said prosecuting immigration violators will now become a DOJ priority.

“If you’re going to come to this country, come here legally. Don’t come here illegally,” Sessions said Monday.

“The American people have a right to expect the laws their representatives voted for are going to be carried out,” he added. “Failure to enforce our duly enacted laws would be an affront to the American people.”

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