Mike Ludwig of Truthout: The war on drugs has greatly expanded the powers of law enforcement, and Sessions seems reluctant to give up those powers.
Three undocumented activists in Vermont were arrested over the past week by ICE agents. Meanwhile in Texas, raids were conducted in response to policy changes in Austin.
Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.