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August 22, 2008

IPC's Immigration OnPoint: What Happens When Cops Become Immigration Agents

Maricopa County, Arizona and Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration enforcement activities have made national headlines. While some have praised the Sheriff's tough stance, others have criticized his draconian anti-immigrant tactics, claiming they have led to racial profiling, have emptied county coffers, and have detracted from investigating other serious crimes, all of which has created a toxic environment in the county. Using Maricopa County Sheriff's Office case files, interviews with top-ranking officers, and other sources of data, reporters at the East Valley Tribune uncovered startling facts about the enormous price--both financial and social--of Sheriff Arpaio's immigration enforcement activities. Get the full report at:

http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/images/File/factcheck/AZTribuneSeries8-6-08.pdf

Posted by VisaLawyer at August 22, 2008 12:25 PM

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