President Donald Trump signed three new executive orders on Wednesday ‘designed to restore safety in America’ as part of the swearing in ceremony for new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The first takes aim at drug cartels and human trafficking. The order calls for law enforcement agencies to make dismantling cartels a high priority by using stronger enforcement of existing federal laws.
In the announcement, Trump said, “I am directing the Department of Justice and Homeland Security to undertake all necessary and lawful action to break the back of the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation and are destroying the blood of our youth.”
The second order creates a task force aimed at reducing crime and improving public safety. The task force, which will be chosen by Sessions, will develop strategies to reduce crime. That could include proposing new legislation.