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President Trump Signs New Executive Orders on Crime, Immigration

HeadlineFeb 10, 2017

Immediately after swearing in Sessions as attorney general, President Trump signed three new executive orders addressing crime and immigration.

President Donald Trump: “Today’s ceremony should be seen as a clear message to the gang members and drug dealers terrorizing innocent people: Your day is over. A new era of justice begins, and it begins right now.”
One executive order seeks to increase penalties on those found guilty of assaulting police officers. A second order directs law enforcement agencies to increase intelligence sharing while going after drug cartels. A third order directs Attorney General Sessions to prioritize fighting “illegal immigration” alongside drug trafficking and violent crime.

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