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Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police

Posted By admin On June 25, 2012 @ 2:01 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Stephen Dinan
Washington Times [1]
Monday, June 25, 2012

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.

“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.

The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.

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[1] Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/25/homeland-security-suspends-immigration-agreements-/

[2] US Government to Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-government-to-sue-arizona-over-immigration-law.html

[3] Feds moving closer to challenge of Arizona immigration law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-moving-closer-to-challenge-of-arizona-immigration-law.html

[4] Nearly Half of United States Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Legislation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nearly-half-of-united-states-considering-arizona-style-immigration-legislation.html

[5] Arizona immigration law stirs emotions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/arizona-immigration-law-stirs-emotions.html

[6] Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreigners; report could hurt immigration deal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-security-loses-track-of-1-million-foreigners-report-could-hurt-immigration-deal.html

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