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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Arizona sheriff, U.S. in standoff over immigration enforcement

WALL STREET JOURNAL — An Arizona sheriff said he planned to defy Washington's attempts to roll back his staunch enforcement of federal immigration law, a move that could put him on a collision course with the U.S. government. Late last year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement . . . stripped Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the authority to use 100 of his deputies to enforce federal immigration in his jurisdiction, which includes Phoenix. The customs agency took the action because Mr. Arpaio's aggressive immigration crackdowns had drawn criticism from human-rights groups and had run afoul of the U.S. Justice Department, which is investigating whether he has used racial profiling and abused his authority.

. . . Mr. Arpaio said he would ignore Washington's effort to clip his powers and would train all of his 881 deputies to enforce federal immigration law on the streets. "We have the inherent right to enforce federal immigration law. . . . If Washington doesn't like it, I recommend they change the laws." . . .

When it attempted to curtail Mr. Arpaio's authority, Washington limited his deputies' ability to verify the immigration status of people in the streets during the course of duty. The deputies still retain the authority to check the status of people booked into Maricopa County jails. "Since the Department of Homeland Security took away 100 of our federally trained deputies . . . we are going to train every sworn deputy to teach them how to enforce state and federal immigration laws," the sheriff said in a telephone interview.

The course, which will mainly be taught via computer, will equip deputy sheriffs to "recognize . . . immigration violations" in the course of duty, Mr. Arpaio said. . . . Mr. Arpaio said "we don't engage in racial profiling." He noted that the training for his deputies would include a lesson on how to avoid the practice. . . . (Full Article)

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Blogger Brittanicus said...

Give Sheriff Joe his due, as he has opened a whole can of worms--that need opening. In his own way, his duties has assisted (however small) Arizona falling into the same quagmire as California?
Border Patrol Agents in the Tucson Sector in mid-October of 2009 and asked if they believe the official DHS statement that three illegal aliens successfully enter the United States for every one who is apprehended, they laughed. The reality, they said, is that 10 or more get through for every one who is caught. Any person who hasn't been brain-washed by the Liberal press or a government with something to hide? Is fully aware that the idiotic numbers of the occupational illegal aliens and families, is hardly 12 million? Ask NUMBERSUSA or JUDICIAL WATCH, who estimate between 20 to 30 million illegal aliens in America. Which is a conservative figure.

This was a letter written by a ER Doctor in the almost bankrupt state of the SANCTUARY STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

“I I live and work in a border state overrun with illegals; they make more money having kids than we earn working full time. Today I had a 25 yr old with 8 kids ~ that’s right 8! All are illegal anchor babies, and she had the nicest nails, cell phone, hand bag, clothing. etc. She makes about $1500 monthly for each; do the math. I used to say “we are the dumbest nation on earth.” Now I must say and sadly admit, YOU are the dumbest people on earth (that includes me) for we elected the idiot ideologues who have passed the bills that allow this. Sorry ~ we need a revolution! Vote em all out in 2010!”

SHE NOTES:
If an immigrant is over 65, they can apply for SSI and Medicaid and get more than a woman on Social Security, who worked from 1944 until 2004..
She is only getting $791 per month because she was born in 1924 and there’s a ‘catch 22’.
It is interesting that the federal government provides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890. Each can also obtain an additional $580 in social assistance, for a total of $2,470 a month.
This compares to a single pensioner, who after contributing to the growth and development of America for 40 to 50 years, can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!

2/11/10, 4:00 PM  

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