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The National Sheriffs’ Association on Wednesday named Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu “Sheriff of the Year.”
“[Napolitano] continues this mantra of everything is just fine; unprecedented resources have been added; the border’s more secure than ever before,” Babeu said. “She does not speak to the fact that more people this past fiscal year came through the Tucson section of Arizona and across our border than were apprehended.”
“This shows you how divorced from reality the secretary of homeland security really is,” Babeu said.
conservative columnist George Will said on ABC's This Week that the new law only reiterates federal crimes.
"What the Arizona law does is make a state crime out of something that already is a crime, a federal crime," he said.
proponents of the Arizona law have argued that's why new state immigration rules are needed; federal authorities are not doing a consistent job of enforcing immigration laws that are already on the books.
"It is wrong that our own federal government is suing the people of Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law. As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels,"
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked some of the toughest provisions in the Arizona illegal immigration law, putting on hold the state's attempt to have local police enforce federal immigration policy.
“We’re against breaking the law and we want to protect America,” Babeu said. “We’re for immigration – legal immigration.”
Originally posted by 4nsicphd
ayeah, this is the same sheriff who faked a gunfight between a deputy and "illegal aliens" and is now under investigation. See, answers.yahoo.com... . And the same sheriff who promoted ansd appeared on a white supremecist radio show, "Cesspool Radio.
"The massive size of this operation exemplifies the magnitude of the problem — Mexican drug lords go shopping for war weapons in Arizona," said Dennis K. Burke, the U.S. attorney for Arizona, who announced the raids at a press conference in Phoenix.
Members of the supremacist gang Aryan Brotherhood are collaborating with organized crime groups the Mexican Mafia and the Tijuana Cartel to smuggle illegal drugs both in state and federal prisons, and on the California-Mexico market.