Arizona Congressman David Schweikert Falsely Claims Illegal Immigrants Are No Longer Afraid

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Schweikert claims (wrongly) that undocumented immigrants aren't living in fear anymore in Arizona.

Arizona Congressman David Schweikert is taking a jab at the Obama administration for its decision to scrap part of a federal immigration program in Arizona.

In an opinion piece published on July 4 in the Washington Times, Schweikert claims that President Barack Obama is not taking illegal-immigration enforcement seriously and Arizona's undocumented residents need not fear the state's police state because of it.

The reason, he explains, is because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced it would terminate part of its 287(g) task-force agreements in Arizona.

The announcement came after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Senate Bill 1070 and its upholding of the papers-please portion of Arizona's breathing-while-brown law.

"This means that most of those in our state illegally no longer have to fear federal immigration authorities because the Obama administration effectively is no longer enforcing immigration laws in Arizona," the congressman wrote.

But DHS' announcement doesn't give undocumented immigrants in Arizona any reason to feel safe, says B. Loewe, an organizer with the pro-immigrant National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

"The Supreme Court ruling and DHS' reaction didn't give any breathing room for migrants in Arizona," Loewe countered.

The 287(g) agreements being terminated allowed certain specially-trained cops the ability to question a person's immigration status in the field.

But still standing are the 287(g) jail agreements, which allow 287(g) officers to question a suspect's immigration status once he or she is booked into jail.


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ByTheWallDonnaDuckDown
ByTheWallDonnaDuckDown

Actually it had to be flushed 6 times because the shurff's house is so far away. He was waiting for his dinner

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

If Schweikert really wants to help immigrants in Arizona, then he needs to stop siding with the Republicans in Congress and allow Attorney General Eric Holder to complete the federal criminal abuse of power investigation into the one man who benefits most from BS1070: the MCSO shurf.  

David Saint
David Saint

wow, weve come a long way as a country havent we...a politician saying hes concerned because illegal immigrants arent living in fear...I can just feel the morality coming from the "Moral Party", cant you...

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

The Republican campaign strategy.  The are coming to  get you, in your homes, in your beds, only I can save you. Vote for me.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Vote Quayle.  Both these guys are bad, but Quayle is worse and is more likely to loose the general.

Eric Nelson745
Eric Nelson745

Do you remember far back when his dad was George H.W. Bush's clown prince?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I don't know Ben Quayle personally but don't care for him as a politician. I don't know David Schweikert personally and don't care for him as a politician. I will vote for Schweikert in the primary, however.

Eric Nelson745
Eric Nelson745

I just hope that those two clowns inflict so much damage on each other that the Dem really creams the one left standing.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I'm really having a issue with deciding if  Schweikert  or Quayle is the biggest bag of dog crap to run for office in AZ this election. Right now, it's a steaming pile of maggot filled disgust on both sides. But they both have an (R), so the morons in this state will elect one of them!

Car_del99
Car_del99

LIES ,LIES . LIES  AND FEAR, FEAR, FEAR . It;s all they got for the IDIOTS  out there...

TruConserv
TruConserv

Wow, you do a damn fine impersonation of Shane Wikfors, the shit-for-brains communication director for the AZGOP. Only in AZ would the man who guided JD Hayworth's gaffe-a-minute senate run get promoted to a leadership position in the party that REJECTED every position he took. Wikfors and Russel Pearce - voters hate them, but monied wingnuts love them.  They are your AZGOP leaders.

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