According to the Wall Street Journal, this was a portion of the prepared speech from Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the U.S./Mexico border today, where he “directed federal prosecutors to pursue harsher charges against undocumented immigrants who commit crimes, or repeatedly cross into the U.S. illegally:”
In remarks Tuesday to border patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz., Mr. Sessions spoke in stark terms about the threat he said illegal immigration posed.
“We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens,” Mr. Sessions said, according to the text of his prepared remarks. “It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth.”
“This is a new era,” he said. “This is the Trump era.”
No matter how much the Trump regime tries to spin the sunshiny smiles of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, it is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, Steve Bannon, and Stephen Miller who represent what this administration really is at its core: white nationalism. Donald Trump kicked off his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists” and never took it back because that’s what he actually believes. So does Sessions.
"The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over,” Sessions also reportedly declared in the speech. No word if that lawlessness he’s going to target includes his own alleged crimes.