The Department of Homeland Security said it was revising a program (287g) that authorized local police to enforce federal immigration law — a controversial aspect of U.S. border policy.
"If I'm told not to enforce immigration law except if the alien is a violent criminal, my answer to that is we are still going to do the same thing, 287g or not," said Arpaio. His deputies have identified in jail or picked up on the streets more than 30,000 illegal immigrants in the Phoenix area. "We have been very successful," said the five-term sheriff.
The Department of Justice is investigating whether Arpaio's deputies have used skin color as a pretense to stop Latinos suspected of being illegal immigrants.
Obama's policy change is expected to bolster his standing with Latinos and some Democratic legislators. The administration is seeking to set the stage for a sweeping overhaul of immigration legislation that could put millions of illegal workers on the path to U.S. citizenship.
This is just my humble opinion but isn't the democrat majority using skin color for political preference? Aren't they patronising minorities? Aren't democrats taking a shit on the lawful order of the United States? Sheriff Joe is simply enforcing the law and I can hardly wait for the day when he is not too busy to bust that asshole that has parked his illegal immigrant, kenyan ass in the White House. I want to see obama wearing pink underwear and living in Sheriff Joe's tent city.