Thursday, December 22, 2011
92 Maricopa County jail officers turn in ICE badges
Adam Slinger of the Associated Press reports that 92 jail officers in Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona turned in their ICE badges in front of cameras. Last week the Federal government stripped the officers of their authority to check immigration status due to allegations of civil rights violations.
There is only one remaining federal agent that is responsible for checking the immigration status of all inmates held in Maricopa county jails.
It has been reported that an average of 15 individuals were detected each day that did not have proper immigration status.
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