Thursday, February 8, 2007

Arizona County to Enforce Immigration Laws

Sheriff Joe Arpaio received the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors' blessing on Wednesday to train up to 160 officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

Arpaio said the officers will be used to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants and turn them over to the federal government.

A small but growing number of law enforcement officials in the United States have asked for similar training. Critics contend that local officers doubling as immigration agents could undermine public safety by making immigrants reluctant to report crimes and could lead to racial profiling. Click here.

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Some of those same critics are making the same argument to prevent state and local governments from reporting convicted felons to ICE. These critics are mainly advocacy groups who would sacrifice their fellow citizens by letting released convicted felons back into our country, than see them deported. Rather than showing concern that these felons may commit crimes again, advocacy groups would rather protect their deportable friends and family. Who is really concerned about public safety? It certainly isn't the advocacy groups, illegal aliens or their friends and families.

If all of the illegal aliens were deported, then they wouldn't be around to be concerned about reporting crime.

Posted by: Horace | Feb 8, 2007 10:56:17 AM

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