Let me make one thing clear: The only time criminals care about borders is when they hide behind them.
“Let me make one thing clear: The only time criminals care about borders is when they hide behind them. We cannot allow safe zones for criminals any more than for terrorists. It cannot be that a criminal can carry out any number of crimes, and then walk across a border and return home safe,” Attorney General Sessions said. “That is why we must all do more to speed up mutual legal assistance requests. These are requests from your countries for records in the U.S. Our Office of International Assistance has reduced its backlog by the thousands. I have increased staffing significantly. In 2017 we provided assistance in about twice as many cases as we did in 2015. And the number of requests has only been rising. I promised when I was appointed Attorney General that we were going to speed up our support for you -- and we have.”