TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 6, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today a “zero-tolerance” policy for people entering the United States illegally on the Mexican border, the Associated Press reports. The directive tells federal prosecutors in border states to put more emphasis on charging people with illegal entry, which has previously been treated as a misdemeanor offense for first-timers. Smugglers and repeat offenders are usually charged with more serious crimes.