Kelly previously served as the head of U.S. Southern Command, often dealing with narcotics smuggling from Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Unlike Sessions, Kelly doesn't have much say in how the United States prosecutes drug offenders.
"It is a potentially risky gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs", Kelly said, adding: "Its use and possession is against federal law and until the law is changed by the U.S. Congress we in DHS are sworn to uphold all the laws on the books". He is expected to pursue harsher punishments for using and distributing marijuana, which were relaxed under President Trump's predecessor, as The Washington Post's Sari Horowitz has reported.
Last week, Kelly's Homeland Security Department released guidance created to quickly grow the amount of people tasked with enforcing the nation's immigration laws - a team Trump had previously called a "deportation force".
He indicated that now, convictions for driving under the influence could start the process toward deportation.
The South American nation of Uruguay is the only nation to legalize recreational cannabis.
SEC. JOHN KELLY: It's three things. Methamphetamine. Almost all produced in Mexico.
Those three drugs, Kelly added, had killed more than 50,000 people in the United States in 2015, along with opiates, and had cost the country some $250 billion. "And cocaine that comes up from further south".
Kelly referred to the "vast tonnages" of marijuana and hard drugs that "TCOs" - transnational criminal organizations - move across the border from Mexico.
Kelly told Todd that arresting drug users won't resolve the problem, rather, he said the steps for alleviating the drug crisis should be to first reduce drug demand in the US, then rehabilitation, law enforcement, and then targeting the origins of the drugs. 52,000 Americans. You can't put a price on human misery.
Criminal enforcement is essential to stop both the transnational cartels that ship drugs into our country, and the thugs and gangs who use violence and extortion to move their product. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. "Its use and possession is against federal law and until that law is changed by the United States Congress we at DHS along with the rest of the federal government are sworn to uphold all the laws that are on the books".
Authorities across Oklahoma were alerted to Leforce's flight and instituted measures like checkpoints and search perimeters. Officials told our affiliates KFOR that deputy was shot multiple times near I-35 and Mulhall Road in Logan County, Oklahoma.
Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Joe Donnelly, R-Ind., who voted to confirm the President's nominee. Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed Friday as the 113th justice to serve on the nation's highest court.
Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights, whose district includes Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, where Godwin was shot. She also said Stephens was "a nice guy" who was generous to everyone and was "kind and loving" to her and her children.
In the 21 century, the New York Knicks have been the definition of underachievement for National Basketball Association teams. "We've not been able to win with [Anthony] on the court at this time", the Knicks president said .
The strike was the first time American forces targeted a Syrian government installation in the course of the war. Speaking on Fox News Sunday , McMaster said the United States would take further action in Syria if necessary.
Its findings, expected in three to four weeks, will be passed to a joint United Nations-OPCW chemical weapons investigation. Assad denied having chemical weapons and said Syria would only allow an "impartial" investigation into the incident.
As the shootout began, the Red Bulls led the two Mercedes out for their final flurry, Ricciardo starting with a 1:30.007. Overall just feeling more confident in the vehicle and today felt good, especially towards the end of qualifying in Q3.
This would help keep Toshiba's memory chip business in favorable US and Japanese hands according to public broadcaster NHK . Auditors suggest - "It is an unusual move for a Japanese company-and with a warning that the entire company could collapse".
Dannenfelser told the New York Times that redirecting funding away from organizations that provide abortions is a "winning issue". The bill reverses a rule the Obama administration issued late a year ago to protect funding for Planned Parenthood.
Morano - born November 21, 1899 in Italy's Piedmont region - died Saturday at her home in Verbania, according to the AP. Morano famously attributed her long life, in part, to staying single after ending a bad marriage in her late 30s.
He picked up two more on the par 5s and finished with birdie putts of 20 feet and 12 feet on the last two holes for a 5-under 67. More than just survive on Friday, he posted a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead for the first time in a major.
Goldman Sachs' profits miss forecasts as trading struggled
Shares of the company slid 3.5 percent to $218.25 at 9:32 a.m.in NY , the worst performance in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. For the first quarter of 2016 , the financial giant reported diluted earnings per share of $2.68 on revenue of $6.34 billion.
North Korean test missile explodes on launch
The country launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests previous year , including its most powerful to date. Pence's visit, full of Cold War symbolism, came amid increasing tensions and heated rhetoric on the Korean Peninsula.
Bodies of 4 slain men found in park on Long Island
His brother told the Post he recently found messages on Tigre's computer reading, "I don't want to do these things anymore". He reiterated that Suffolk County detectives have been working with FBI investigators to solve the killings.
Xi, Trump discuss North Korea, Syria
The "realities" that Trump faces include North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's accelerating pursuit of nuclear and missile technology. China, on the other hand, was a currency manipulator, a thief of USA jobs that should no longer be allowed to "rape our country".
EPA moves to undo tougher pollution limits on coal plants
The report said that an agency library in Las Vegas bought 37 agency employees one year memberships at a cost of $399.99 each. And yesterday, Scott Pruitt traveled to western Pennsylvania to describe his regressive vision for the EPA at a coal mine.
Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
While Ovechkin remains lethal, the Leafs' challenge in overcoming the President Trophy-winning Capitals runs way deeper. If you're Matty or you're Mitch or you're Willie or you're (Connor Brown) or those guys, you can play.
Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt
Ronnie Budge holds her basket of eggs during the Senior Easter Egg Hunt at the Whitefish Community Center on Saturday. The Kin Club Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11 a.m. sharp on April 15, so families should arrive a little early.