President Trump is ‘Not Backing Down’ on Wall, Border Security
President Donald Trump is “not backing down” from building a wall or strict law enforcement at the nation’s border with Mexico, according to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
President Trump’s commitment to a core campaign promise on immigration is solid, USAG Sessions said Wednesday.
“He’s still insisting we’re going to build this wall, and he’s not backing down from it,” he said. “And he’s supported me and Homeland Security in stepping up in enforcement at the border 100%. And we’re carrying out his agenda.”
USAG Sessions weighed in on reported infighting between chief strategist Steve Bannon, and President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, in carrying out Trump’s agenda.
“I’m an admirer of Steve Bannon and The Trump Family, and they have been supportive of what we are doing,” he said. “I have not felt any pushback against me on anything I have done or advocated.”
According to USAG Sessions, the White House shares his commitment to immigration enforcement and stricter border security.
“I think that is shared throughout the White House, and I don’t believe anybody is going to object to that,” he said.
Jeff Sessions visited the Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday, saying illegal immigrants should realize, “This is a new era. This is The Trump Era.”
He also urged federal prosecutors to intensify their focus on immigration crimes such as illegal border crossing or smuggling others into the United States.