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Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio on anticipated SCOTUS immigration ruling, says 'If they keep coming, we're going to arrest them'

The U.S. Supreme Court could rule today on Arizona's controversial immigration law. The court is looking at the constitutionality of that law and the ruling could energize voters on both sides of the issue. As President Obama and Mitt Romney are both trying to woo Hispanic voters, this decision could also have some serious implications across the United States. Arizona is among six states that have immigration enforcement laws. Eight states have taken steps toward passing similar legislation.

On "Starting Point" this morning, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells Soledad that regardless of which way the Supreme Court rules, it won't change the way he enforces immigration laws in his state.

"It's not going to change anything," Sheriff Arpaio says. "We've been enforcing the two state laws irregardless of 1070. So I don't see any change, no matter which way that Supreme Court decision comes out."

He adds, "If they keep coming, we're going to arrest them."

See more from the interview below.

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