Filed Under:  Crime, Human Smuggling, Immigration, Phoenix

MCSO stop leads to feds taking custody of two suspected illegals

July 3rd 2012   ·   17 Comments

PHOENIX (AP) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have responded to Maricopa County Sheriff deputies’ request to take custody of two suspected illegal immigrants in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday evening’s encounter was the first between his deputies and federal officers since the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold part of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

The Supreme Court upheld the provision in the law that allows police to try to determine the immigration status of people they stop or arrest if they have a reasonable suspicion that they’re in the country illegally.

Arpaio says two suspected illegal immigrants were arrested by the sheriff’s Human Smuggling Unit during a traffic stop north of Phoenix in which deputies developed probable cause in determining that they were in the country illegally.

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Readers Comments (17)

  1. elscotem says:

    Obama wants them added to his voter list

  2. Gary Hamill says:

    time to close the borders–arm everyone with good weapons and sniper equipment and nite vision equp and let them hang on the barbwire fences for buzzard bait time to lock and load on the illegals

  3. Government not doing it’s job! Illegals can be stopped…government is to blame! Vote them out in November!

  4. Cathy Kulas says:

    Eric Holder probably has some guns left over from his crazy scheme.

  5. Can you take every day citizens,deputies them and put them on the borders. If so that’s what we need to do. The American people need to stand up and fight. I just wish there was more I could do about all of this mess because I sure would.

  6. This Country under the Obama administration just gets more and more bizarre every day.

  7. Just to be RELEASED?????????????????????

  8. Thank you Sheriff for putting America first!

  9. Believe me the Border Patrol is doing the best we can. We try to get as many scum bags to do time as we can. We jump all the political hoops to do are job because we believe in it just wish more Americans did as well.

  10. ridiculous, is amercas going to become. ob not care

  11. I still say, hog-tie BO, get him to sit on the border for one week….he will change his mind, I am sure, about how difficult it is to keep America safe!!!! But he doesn’t give a darn anyway….he would never come down here, hog-tied or not!!!!!!! He is a coward any way you look at it!!!!

  12. Obamae wants to destroy America and he is doing that every day. Please vote him out in NOV>

  13. feds obstucting justice!what if all of us decided to keep only the laws we thought were right in our eyes?anarchy!

  14. Lets hope they don’t just turn them loose!

  15. Art Davis says:

    Love it, keep up the good work. Wish that was happening here in San Diego. A city that is over run with 198,000 illegals. Thats more people living in the communities of La Mesa, and El Cajon. (cmbinded total of approximately 154,000.) And may of these illigals are getting a free ride at the cost of San Diego/California Tax Payers….





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