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Franks rips Obama administration for Arpaio move
Below are the complete remarks of Congressmen Trent Franks of Arizona and Lamar Smith of Texas in response to reports that the Department of Homeland Security has stripped Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of his illegal immigration enforcement powers:
“This unbelievable move by the Obama Administration represents a politicized attempt to hinder one of our most effective illegal immigration enforcement mechanisms, the 287(g) program.
“The key to combating illegal immigration is federal, state, and local cooperation. This is why we believe it is crucial for the federal government to continue to support individuals like Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the implementation of agreements under section 287(g), which provides for the Department of Homeland Security to delegate authority to enforce federal immigration laws to state and local officials. To date, hundreds of local officers have been trained in enforcing U.S. immigration laws, and nowhere in the country is this more critical than in Maricopa County. Currently, over 33% of inmates in Maricopa County Sheriff facilities are illegal, and more than 53% of violent crimes in Maricopa County are committed by illegal immigrants.
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