Friday, April 08, 2011

Sheriff Testifies about Border Battle in Washington

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security wanted to get an idea of what the immigration situation is like on a local level -- and Sheriff Babeu didn't hold back when senators, including John McCain, asked him about the situation. "This violence is not just coming here. It is here," he said. "People in my county do not feel the border is more secure than ever and we are 70 miles north." The sheriff was also asked about recent comments from the Cochise County Sheriff -- that Border Patrol agents have been instructed to force illegals back to Mexico, rather than apprehend them. The goal of that would be keep apprehension numbers low. Babeu says he asked his top lieutenant about the issue. "He said, 'Sheriff, I have heard that myself directly from border agents in the Tucson sector.'"...more

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