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August 17th, 2012
10:29 AM ET

Sheriff Arpaio on Gov. Brewer’s blocking of Deferred Action says Obama 'wants amnesty' for immigrants, whole situation is 'politics'

Protesters are marching on the state capital in Arizona after Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order blocking illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses under President Obama’s new deferred action program. The program which took effect on Wednesday has brought young illegal immigrants out in droves in order to receive their documents to apply for the new program. The program is limited to immigrants under 30 who satisfy certain criteria, and it lets them avoid deportation for two years.

Recipients of the program can obtain temporary documents like driver's licenses and work permits which are benefits that Governor Brewer says should not be available to those living in the country illegally.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has been outspoken against illegal immigration, tells Soledad on "Starting Point" this morning that he's "going to enforce the state laws. I took an oath of office.” Sheriff Arpaio is also a major supporter of Governor Jan Brewer's policies and weighs in her executive order to not provide any undocumented work, work amnesty, a drivers license and any kind of government assistance to young illegal immigrants in Arizona.

"It's sad bringing politics into this, but it is politics," Sheriff Arpaio says. "I know some Latinos don't like what I'm doing. But you have to do what you took an oath of office to do and I'm going to do it."

"The bottom line is they want amnesty...this administration wants amnesty," he adds.

Filed under: Immigration
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Amir Ali

    Sir block 6 GUL E IQBAL Khi altaf hussain should stop getting money n kidnapping of peoples,sons n business men with supporting fake muslims from anywhere...

    August 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Amir Ali

    Like african american i see the cnn news pampers are expired n some lower quality give them good quality pampers and take care all of them with internal trouble

    August 18, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Amir Ali

    Immigrant needs girls as well there is no gays like malaysia now we put some illegal girls then they get babies then give them pampers as well anythings else...

    August 18, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Amir Ali

    like korea we drive on pia medical card drives car otherwise enter from india and give indian lady to police guy n get the look like police n live same citizen.

    August 18, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Amir Ali

    Sir we lived in korea but we never get licenses and work permits but bit relaxation give them they live and work n send money to home n bank account opening ...

    August 18, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Waldo

    Nobody cares.

    Nobody comments

    Nobody watches.

    August 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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