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Will Arpaio give up?


Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue his controversial "crime suppression operations" despite a Department of Homeland Security decision to strip him of authority to arrest suspected illegal immigrants based solely on their immigration status, the East Valley Tribune reports.

“It’s all politics,” says Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County.

Arpaio will still have the power to check the immigration status of people booked by his officers, but not the authority to conduct street patrols looking for illegal immigrants.

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Asked by tnmomofive at 6:01 PM on Oct. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:02 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • One man with sense and they try and tie his hands...way to go.


    Answer by momof030404 at 6:06 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • It is unacceptable that the federal government via the DHS can tell a Arizona state sheriff how to protect & serve his jurisdiction. The Constitution does not allow for this.

    I think he should just proceed.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:10 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • oops..."AN" Arizona...

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:10 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Well, this particular Dept. of Homeland Security, in this administration, sucks for the most part.

    How are we going to stop paying for illegals if we can't ask people if they're illegal??????????

    As a taxpayer, I object.
    But, they of course, know best..........
    Pay it and like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A.k.a., screw you!

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 6:12 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • I doubt he will. He is pretty strong willed. I support him.

    Answer by Carpy at 8:18 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • An additional fact: since he started this program, the crime rate in his area has already gone down 18%.

    He is very glad of this fact, and he expects his program to continue improving the safety of his citizens ... but he DOESN'T expect that this benefit will be acknowledged by gov't or media.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 10:37 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I think it is highly hypocritial ot a government who is slashing and ignoring our constitution to tell someone they can't look for illegal aliens who are law breakers in the same fashion they look for speeders, drunks and murderers.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:48 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

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