Past time to strip DHS of its authority

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    DHS strips Arizona sheriff of authority to patrol for illegal immigrants


    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.

    His “crime suppression operations” are saturation patrols in designated areas where deputies would find illegal immigrants by stopping them for traffic infractions and minor violations, the paper says.
    The department of Justice and other federal agencies are investigating the sheriff’s office on accusations of racial profiling during the operations, the paper says.

    Arpaio said he will be able to still conduct the crime sweeps under state human smuggling laws and an obscure federal law that allows local police to arrest illegal immigrants.

    A spokesman for the Phoenix office of ICE declined to comment until after pending agreements with the country are signed.

    (Photo by Ralph Freso, East Valley Tribune, AP)
     
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    I was going to link to this but Title it: DHS defends Illegals
     
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    How much you want to be that now Obama is in charge the Obamaborg will defend the DHS.

    I have always been against them, and will remain so myself.
     
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    if this sheriff over steps his authority and breaks the law in this manner he should be arrested, made to wear a pink jumper, serve his time in a tent while doing hard labor.
     
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    DHS was an enormous mistake.

    If we ever lose our freedom and democracy in the USA, it'll be the DHS that is used to round up the regular folks that refuse to play ball.

    It frustrates me to no end that a lot of Conservatives were actually laughing off Liberal concerns about the Patriot Act and the DHS when they were formed, but now there's a Democrat in the White House they're "concerned". Its even more frustrating that Democratic partisans that complained about the DHS and Patriot Act beforehand are suddenly silent on the issue now they are the ones in charge.

    Conservatives should have sided with the Liberals and blocked the formation of the DHS a long time ago. Thanks to partisan politics we're now officially stuck with it.
     
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    They did

    it's the 'neocons' and Fascists who pushed DHS and The Police State Act through
     
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    He it is hard when everything is political.
     
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    Yes it is, I've given up on being non-political about things lately because too few are willing to look at it without political sides coming into play.
     
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    Shhh....folks are going to think you're calling Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck , Ann Colter and others NeoCons.
     
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    If DHS were intent on doing its actual job, they would warmly embrace the efforts of the Sheriff instead of playing "Federal Supremacy Clause, My Jurisdiction is Bigger Than Your Jurisdiction" games with him.
     
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