Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes visit to San Diego border

Hannah Rogers
May 8, 2018

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Those who enter the USA illegally will not be detained and returned over the border; anyone who crosses into the country illegally can expect to be held for prosecution, the LA Times reported.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions put the migrant caravan on notice Monday. "And Congress has already set them", Sessions said.

Justice Department officials said the two will discuss "immigration enforcement actions of the Trump Administration".

"It's obvious that we can not take everyone who wants to come here without also hurting the interests of the citizens we are sworn to serve and protect".

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Sessions' trip marked the fourth time a high-ranking Trump official has visited the California-Mexico border region in recent months.

Sessions' visit follows a March visit by President Donald Trump to Otay Mesa to survey border wall prototypes.

On April 18, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen paid a visit to Calexico to see the replacement of a border barrier.

Families seeking asylum and presenting themselves at official USA border crossings will be allowed to stay together as they seek protected status, according to a US official familiar with the new policy. "We need legality and integrity in our immigration system", he continued.

"When respect for the rule of law diminishes, so too does our ability to protect our great nation, its borders and its citizens", Sessions said last week. "We will continue to work with our partners in each U.S. Attorney's office to aggressively pursue prosecutions of criminal illegal entry".

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