Monday, October 12, 2009

Why did the White House strips AZ sheriff of immigration enforcement powers?

The Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joe Arpaio, with the agreement of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security "had been authorized to enforce federal immigration law by arresting suspected illegal immigrants in the field and by checking the immigration status of people arrested on other offenses."  Arpaio and his deputies have arrested "roughly 33,000 illegal immigrants" since 2007.  (Link to story here.)

Amid complaints of racial profiling of Hispanic people, the Obama administration has pulled the plug.  As if the Arizona border is being overrun with illegal immigrants from somewhere other than Mexico.

Why would the White House put a stop to the arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants?  Because they've got their eyes on them as voters after the desired amnesty becomes reality.  And the Democrats are not shy about placing electoral politics and special interest concerns over the defense of America.

The borders must be secured.  If the federal government can't (or won't) do the job, more power to law enforcement agency willing and able to do it.


thetimman said...

The blogger obviously knows nothing about immigration. Leave that to the experts.

St. Louis Conservative said...

Do you know any such experts?