Repeatedly entering the U.S. illegally now a felony

Daily News Article - April 13, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

3. The crime of improper entry by a migrant is currently a misdemeanor. For what reasons will some now be charged with a felony? Be specific.

4. a) What is the role of the U.S. Attorney General?
b) Why are these new policies targeting cartels, according to Attorney General Sessions?

5. a) What do you think of the Trump administration’s crackdown on those who repeatedly enter the U.S. illegally?
b) If you waited on line and obtained the paperwork necessary to emigrate to the U.S. legally, do you think you would have a different answer to a)? Explain your answer.

6. Watch the Attorney General’s news conference under “Resources” below. Consider the role of the U.S. Attorney General. What is your reaction to the new directives from the AG? (optimistic, pessimistic? heartened? dismayed?) Explain your answer.