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One Sheriff==24,000 Illegal Aliens Arrested

March 20, 2009
CNS News


arpaios-bunniesFacing a Justice Department investigation of his departments practices, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told that his deputies do not racially profile people, that they enforce federal immigration laws in keeping with the training they received from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and that his Democratic critics in the U.S. Congress, who called for the Justice Department to investigate him, are politically motivated.
Arpaio’s department, like many other local law enforcement agencies around the country, has entered into an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division under what is known as section 287(g) of the 1996 immigration law.

As the Government Accountability Office explained in a January report: “Under these agreements, state and local officers are to have direct access to ICE databases and act in the stead of ICE agents by processing aliens for removal. They are authorized to initiate removal proceedings by preparing a notice to appear in immigration court and transporting aliens to ICE-approved detention facilities for further proceedings.”

Arpaio said that his departments partnership with ICE has resulted in the removal of 24,000 illegal aliens from Arizona without racial profiling.

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