Sunday, December 23, 2007

Proof of Citizenship Required in Scottsdale, AZ

AP reports that suspects in police in Scottsdale, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb, have begun routinely asking for proof of citizenship from every suspect they arrest and turning those who are in this country illegally over to federal immigration officials. The procedure was started after the September killing of a Phoenix police officer an undocumented immigrant. Scottsdale police had arrested ths suspect on a misdemeanor charge 16 months earlier but they released him then because they didn't know he was undocumented.

KJ

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Correction: BC-Immigration-Scottsdale

14 hours ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In a Dec. 23 story about a Scottsdale Police Department immigration policy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that officers have begun to ask for proof of citizenship from every suspect they arrest.

Sgt. Mark Clark, a Scottsdale police spokesman, said officers are asking people who are arrested if they are in the country illegally, but police aren't requiring that criminal suspects prove their lawful presence in the country.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jL5TEgXGSXtNiBRF93ieDWJBA1ygD8TNV4900

Posted by: Jack | Dec 25, 2007 12:37:24 AM

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