Arizona sheriffs call ICE chief’s visit a ‘stunt’

August 11, 2010 06:41

Two key sheriffs along the Arizona-Mexico border on Tuesday called a planned visit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton a “political stunt” and described as “pathetic” Obama administration attempts to “cover up its inaction in protecting our borders.” – Washington Times

FULL STORY by Jerry Seper at Washington Times


“While he may be on vacation or fundraising, we in Cochise and Pinal counties cannot take a vacation from the hundreds of thousands of illegals that continue to break our laws each day and threaten the safety and security of our residents,” said Sheriff Babeu, president of the Arizona Sheriffs’ Association.

“As hidden-camera footage from the border has shown, illegal immigrants coming across the border are skirting our laws and placing our deputies in harm’s way,” said Sheriff Dever, a member of the board of directors of the National Sheriffs’ Association and a former president of the Arizona Sheriffs’ Association.

“It seems as though the administration’s standard procedure is to slap us with a lawsuit and delay help when we ask them to do their job,” he said.

FULL STORY at Washington Times

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