Arpaio Gets ICE’d

Illegal Alien

Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors gave approval to Sheriff Joe Arpaio to seek training for 160 deputies to receive specialized training from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This will make it the largest federal-state ICE-sponsored program in the country.

This means that select Maricopa County Sheriff deputies will now be able to identify and detain those likely to be deported. This specialized training will be provided at the expense of the federal government.

Critics have already argued that the agreement will allow Sheriff Joe to pursue unwarranted profiling of Hispanics. To that charge, Arpaio responds, “That’s what the trainings for.”


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