Dec 20, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Federal agents to screen Arizona jail inmates " The Homeland Security Department will use 50 immigration agents to screen jail inmates in Arizona's most populous county after revoking the sheriff's authority to access its systems, the agency said Monday in a letter to Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). ... the 50 dedicated agents will "screen, identify, apprehend and remove criminal aliens" found in Maricopa County jails. The agents will replace county officers who had special training and the authority to perform the task in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lockups." read more

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