[Ed. – Illegal families are not the only ones affected by Trump’s decision to follow the law.]
Only days after President Donald Trump’s administration slightly rolled back its “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigrants, the media ran a hit piece accusing the original policy of essentially forcing federal and state prosecutors to work harder.
The underlying premise of the piece by USA Today was that the Trump administration’s focus on rightfully prosecuting all illegal immigrants had placed too much pressure on federal prosecutors and made it harder for them to deal with drug-related cases.
As proof the publisher cited an email sent to Department of Homeland Security officials by an official with the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s San Diego branch days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy earlier this year.
In the email the official warned that the federal government’s newfound commitment to actually enforcing America’s immigration laws “will occupy substantially more of our resources.” He also complained that federal prosecutors would need to work under tight deadlines.