Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona Pima County Sheriff Confirmed SB 1070 Won't Be Enforced, Becomes First To Defy State Law

April 28, 2010

Tucson, Arizona (HNNUSA) - Clarence Dupnik, Pima County Sheriff became the first high ranking law enforcement officer to defy Arizona's immigration enforcement state law, which takes effect in August. Sheriff Dupnik told ABCNews, he has no intention of complying and called the new law "abominable" and a "national embarassment." Dupnik criticized the legislature and Governor Jan Brewer for signing it into law. "What she and the legislature has accomplished is morally wrong and a national embarrassment," Dupnik told ABCNews.
Arizona's immigration enforcement law authorizes police to stop and determine the legal status of suspects or citizens, if they have reason to believe thay are illegally in the U.S. Brewer by signing the bill made it a state criminal offense to be in the country illegally. Undocumented immigrants, if convicted face 6 months in prison, $2,500 in fines and deportation once they complete their sentence.

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