Sunday, December 23, 2007

Scottsdale Police Checking Immigration Status

Carol Sowers writes in the Arizona Republic:

With pressure mounting across the nation to crack down on illegal immigration, the Scottsdale Police Department is seeking the citizenship of every arrested suspect and holding undocumented immigrants for federal immigration officials.

Sgt. Mark Clark, a Scottsdale police spokesman, said officers are not acting as immigration officials.

But under a new policy, officers are documenting calls they make to federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents about suspects and logging details about their immigration status. Click here for the full story.


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