Judge Jeanine Pirro met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Inside the DOJ regarding Illegal Immigration, Sanctuary cities and his trip to the border. The many points they spoke about are detailed below:
The border is not open to anyone who just thinks they can cross it
AG has provided a new mechanism for dealing with illegal immigration and has added 125 new Immigration Judges
The cases being sent to the U. S. Attorneys, their Border cases are going to be prioritized
The Gang members coming in for a second time, their cases are going to be prioritized
Border Patrol Agents are going to be protected
This border is not open, if you come to America, come lawfully, don’t come unlawfully
There is a decline in attempts to enter in America. March was the lowest month in 17 years, it was 72% below Obama’s last month in office.
Jeanine: Obama stated in the summer of 2014 that there is a lot of poverty in Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras. Gang members and their influx that are here, how do we find them, identify them and move them out?
Sessions: MS-13 has come back and “we are coming after you and other gangs too.” But the MS-13 is a particularly violent gang group. They will be convicted, serve their time and then we’ll deport them.
Jeanine: In order to get initiated in this MS-13 it’s murder incorporated, it’s what they do. If a gang a member of MS-13 who gets in illegally, is that grounds to prioritize their case and remove them?
Sessions: YES! Every person who comes in can expect to be deported. “Don’t Deport Me!” We need to restore lawfulness. If you want to come, wait your turn. But if someone commits a crime, while they are here legally or illegally, before permanent residents, they can and should be deported.
Jeanine: We need more judges, we need more courts!
Sessions: I have examined the hiring process and it takes way too long. We are going to cut that way down. We will have 75 new judges next year. We will add 50 new ones within the next few weeks at the border.
Jeanine: What are we going to do with those sanctuary cities, besides not giving them grant money?
Sessions: First and foremost, they (Cities) need to listen to their constituents. I do not believe the people of Lansing, Michigan, wanted an individual who came to the country illegally, who got convicted of an assault, or crime, or murder, or rape or drug deal AND is under the US Law, shall be removed from America. Why would any city would say NO you can’t remove these people, they get to stay in our communities? It makes no sense!
First, the voters of these cities, they need to hold their city councils and mayors to account. The police works for the mayor. Police Officers in sanctuary cities think this is crazy.
Jeanine: Some of them are appointed by the mayors. There has got to be a mechanism that the federal government has so that the local police can actual identify when an MS-13 gang member is getting out of jail for a crime that some mayor doesn’t’ think it’s important enough to notify ICE.
Sessions: Well Secretary Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security is doing a great job! Our ICE officers are doing a great job! They just need a heads up. The detainer is that mechanism. You know from a prosecutor in New York. One jurisdiction honors the next door jurisdiction. When you finish your sentence of the bad guy, and if they got a case to hold them on, you hold them and turn them over to them. That is what the detainer allows to happen. What we are doing now is irrational, it makes no sense, it undermines the relationship with the U.S. Government and I think these cities need to be held to account.
Jeanine: They want to be humane about this. Like President Obama said “This is not who we are!”
Sessions: It is a remarkable thought, really. People come to America by permission, they have a visa. It says I can come here for a time. Or they break in the border illegally, or they are here at our sufferance. And if they commit a crime here, the law says: They SHALL be deported. No MAYBE, SHALL BE. And I don’t understand all this. We got to keep the pressure up. We going to look at these grant programs, if you are not cooperating with the Federal Government, you are going to lose grant money. We going to battle on them every step of the way. We are going to keep pressure on these cities and it’s just important for America and the people in these cities.
Just by listening to AG Sessions one comes to realize we finally have a man of conviction who follows U.S. Laws and the Constitution. It is extremely important to talk all these procedures out in details as he is doing and enforce them in order to protect the American population from foreign predators and homeland elected rouge officials. R. Micallef