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Federal rule change could nix Sheriff Arpaio’s illegal alien sweeps; he calls move ‘amnesty’

July 11, 2009
Phoenix Business Journal

joearpaioNew rules announced Friday by the Barack Obama administration could nix crime suppression sweeps and immigration raids conducted by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Arpaio said he plans to continue to conduct his immigration enforcement efforts under state laws, despite changes to federal rules related to local police arresting illegal immigrants.

“To me, it looks like some form of amnesty,” Arpaio told the Phoenix Business Journal on Friday.

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