SESSIONS WARNS ILLEGALS: ‘THIS IS THE TRUMP ERA…THE BORDER IS CLOSED. GO HOME.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a message to those who still seek to come to the United States illegally…there’s a new sheriff in town.

That was the message Sessions sent while appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” where the AG boasted of the change in status since president Trump’s inauguration.

“Can you believe that we have had the lowest number of entrances at the border in 17 years? This is the direct result of Donald Trump’s strong, clear leadership,” said Sessions.

“It has an impact. The most important thing for us is to send a message to the world that the border is not open. Please don’t come. You will be apprehended if you do come, and you will be deported promptly. And if you’re a criminal, you’ll be prosecuted. And if you assault our officers, we’re going to come at you with a ton of bricks,” he warned.

“This is the kind of message we need to send It is already being sent,” added Sessions. “It is having a dramatic effect so far. I knew strong presidential leadership unlike the wishy-washiness we’ve seen in the past would impact the flow, but not as much as we’ve seen already. The numbers are down 70 percent since President Obama left office. It is really a remarkable achievement.”

Sessions, who toured the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, said during a press conference after the tour that he believes Trump’s get-tough approach to immigration prosecutions will help to clean up a lot of the “filth” brought into the U.S. by Mexican drug cartels.

“This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” he said. “The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over.”

Speaking of the soon-to-begin construction of Trump’s border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Sessions said the wall will only aid in the war on drugs and crime.

“The barrier, the wall, will have a great and positive impact and will continue our ability to follow through on a commitment to end the lawlessness,” he said.

Critics blasted the initiatives touted by Sessions as racist fear-mongering and baseless in fact.

“Once again, Attorney General Sessions is scaring the public by linking immigrants to criminals despite studies showing that immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than the native born. He and President Trump are wasting more federal taxpayer dollars going after illegal border crossers instead of protecting the American public,” said Gregory Z. Chen, director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Undeterred, Sessions said the tough new stance on illegal immigration will continue.

“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders,” Sessions said. “It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity.”

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SESSIONS TO SANCTUARY CITIES: ‘BE PREPARED TO PAY’. ATTY GENERAL SAYS CITIES WHO HOUSE ILLEGALS MAY LOSE BILLIONS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he’s tired of playing games with cities who refuse to comply with federal immigration orders and he’s prepared to hit them where it hurts…in the wallet.

In compliance with president Trump’s campaign promise to enforce often lax federal immigration laws, Sessions announced on Monday that he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities who refuse to comply with federal immigration orders by withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money. And if that doesn’t work, Sessions says he will begin recalling funds the cities have already received, which could total billions more.

Sanctuaries are cities and jurisdictions that often refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents’ efforts to deport illegal immigrants, typically be refusing to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whenever an illegal immigrant is arrested.

Speaking at the White House, Sessions referenced several high profile crimes committed by illegal aliens that resulted in the deaths of innocent Americans.

“Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said.

The move is a stark contrast to the policies of the Obama administration who often looked the other way in regard to illegal immigration.

“Such policies cannot continue,” he said. “They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the street.”

The mayors of several major cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, have publicly refused to cooperate with the Trump administration in regard to it’s illegal immigration crackdown and say they will continue to fight what they call “racist” policies.

Shortly after Sessions spoke, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, an outspoken critic of Trump, said he will fight any efforts to defund sanctuary cities his state.

“My office will continue to ensure local governments have the tools they need to legally protect their immigrant communities – and we won’t stop fighting to beat back President Trump’s un-American immigration policies,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Just days into Trump’s role as commander-in-chief, he ordered the Department of Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of all detainer requests turned down by local jails. The first report was submitted by DHS earlier this month and included more than 100 cities and towns that Sessions says he will now hit hard for refusing to comply.

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DEMS ATTACK ON SESSIONS BACKFIRES: REPORTS SHOW RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR WAS FREQUENT VISITOR TO HIGH RANKING DEMOCRAT LEADERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In spite of the outrage shown by Democratic leaders over Attorney General Jeff Sessions two time meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, it turns out Kislyak was a frequent visitor to many Democrats including former president Barack Obama.

According a report published by The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/02/gop-sen-30-dems-met-with-russian-ambassador-on-iran-deal/), Kislyak met with at least 30 high ranking Democratic leaders and was himself a routine visitor to the Obama White House.

The revelation comes to light after Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-Mo.) blasted Sessions by tweeting that she had “been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.”

That was quickly proven untrue after National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke unearthed social media postings McCaskill twice wrote in regard to meetings with Kislyak, in 2013 and 2015.

“Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all U.S. adoptions, even those in process,” McCaskill tweeted on Jan. 30, 2013.

On Aug. 6, 2015, McCaskill wrote: “Today calls with British, Russian, and German ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework.”

McCaskill later blamed Twitter’s character limit for the glaring inconsistancy in her claims although Factcheck.org also proved her claims to be untrue (http://www.factcheck.org/2017/03/mccaskills-russian-flub/).

Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue took to the floor Thursday to point out the apparent hypocrisy of his fellow colleagues.

“We have literally reached a point where members of this body are slandering former colleagues for having and taking the same opportunities afforded to them,” said Perdue. This morning my colleague, the senior senator from Missouri [Claire McCaskill], tweeted that she had never, ever, met with or taken a call from the Russian Ambassador. But her own Twitter account proved that she has at least twice in the last four years.”

“Thirty members, as a matter of fact, of this body met with the Russian Ambassador and ambassadors from other nations in 2015 for a sales pitch on President Obama’s deal with Iran. Many of them — including the senior senator from Missouri — were open supporters at that time of candidates in the presidential race,” he added.

According to the Daily Caller report, Kislyak is listed as visiting the White House at least 22 times between 2009 and 2016.

In an effort to quell the controversy, Sessions announced late Thursday that he will recuse himself from an ongoing investigation into whether or not Russian officials played any role in tampering with the 2016 election.

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