Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Director of the Border Action Network Acknowledges Arpaio Has Authority to Enforce Immigration Law

It has been reported today that Jennifer Allen, Director of the Border Action Network has acknowledged that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has the “inherent authority” to enforce U.S. immigration laws despite the U.S. Homeland Security non-renewal of 287(G), and that such authority stems from a 2002 Department of Justice opinion, as well as various court rulings.

Despite her acknowledgement, Director Allen continues to question the constitutionality of Sheriff Arpaio’s sweeps citing his reliance on racial profiling.

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