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Monday, December 18, 2017

Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on President Trump’s National Security Strategy

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the following statement on President Trump’s National Security Strategy:  

"President Trump has put America first,” Attorney General Sessions said. “The very first pillar of his national security strategy is to protect our homeland--to protect the American people from terrorism, from violent crime, from deadly drugs, and from any other threat we face. And he has taken action to do that by stopping immigration of people we can't vet, holding cities and counties accountable that intentionally undermine federal law enforcement, and putting a bullseye on gangs like MS-13. This year alone, the Justice Department has secured convictions of more than 1,000 gang members across America and arrested hundreds of members of MS-13. Under President Trump's leadership, we are making America safe again."

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Updated December 18, 2017