Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared the beginning of the Trump Era Tuesday afternoon in a speech in Nogales, Arizona, on the U.S.-Mexico border. Sessions toured the border region and touted the large decrease in illegal crossings.
"For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era," the nation's highest law enforcement officer said. "The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over."
"From January to February of this year, illegal crossings dropped by 40 percent, which was unprecedented. Then, last month, we saw a 72 percent drop compared to the month before the president was inaugurated. That's the lowest monthly figure for at least 17 years," Sessions also said.