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Trump orders target drug cartels, crime as attorney general sworn in

US President Donald Trump declared a “new era of justice” Thursday as he swore in his attorney general and his hardline policies ran up against legal checks and balances.

world Updated: Feb 10, 2017 01:36 IST
President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, on February 9, 2017.
President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, on February 9, 2017. (AP Photo)

US President Donald Trump used the swearing-in ceremony of attorney general Jeff Sessions on Thursday to sign three executive orders, including ones targeting transnational drug cartels and those who commit crimes against law enforcement.

“These dangerous times require a determined attorney general,” Trump said at an Oval Office ceremony for Sessions, who said rising crime is a “dangerous, permanent trend” in the United States and also promised to “end this lawlessness” of illegal immigration.