US President Donald Trump has signed three Executive Orders aimed at protecting law enforcement officers.
According to the White House, the Executive Orders are also aimed at what it sees as “a rising tide of crime.”
Trump’s first Executive Order directs newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who engage in crimes against law enforcement officers.
“Attorney General Sessions will prosecute criminals who target law enforcement officers to the fullest extent of the law, and recommend new laws to protect those who dedicate themselves to safeguarding our communities,” the White House said, adding that the Attorney General will evaluate the Department’s grant programs to make sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcement officers.
President Trump’s second Executive Order establishes a task force, led by the new Attorney General, to reduce crime and restore public safety in communities across America.
Additionally, Trump signed a third Executive Order that re-focuses the Federal Government’s energy and resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations, such as drug cartels.
“This Administration will upgrade the Nation’s information gathering about transnational organizations, like cartels. We will identify accurate information about these organizations, which threaten our public safety, and coordinate with domestic and foreign counterparts, to effectively combat the threat they pose,” the White House said, adding that the order will improve the speed and efficiency of removing aliens who are cartel members or who aid cartels in their criminal activities.