AZ Sheriff Asks Obama Admin to “Simply Enforce the Laws” on Immigration
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was on on Fox News’ ‘Your World with Neil Cavuto’ Tuesday where he made a very simple request of the Obama Administration: “simply enforce the laws.”
Cavouto explained that the economy is getting worse in Mexico, which means that more illegal immigrants will be attempting to come to the United States. Babeu who has first hand experience with illegal immigrants agreed, and explained the phenomenon further:
Most illegal immigrants are coming to the United States in order for jobs, for health care, for education. And when things get worse in Mexico, we will have more illegals coming here. Last year, we had 123,000 illegals that were apprehended, just here in this part of Arizona alone. So if things get worse in Mexico, you’re going to see a measurable uptick in illegal immigrants coming into the United States.
Cavouto recalled that during the financial meltdown in the U.S. there was a “noticeable slowdown in Mexicans trying to come here because things stunk so much here.” He asked the sheriff how to prepare “now that the gap could be favoring coming to the U.S. again.” Babeu’s response:
We wish we had help from the federal government. We have not seen that in Eric Holder, the secretary of Homeland Security, now Jeh Johnson, and certainly President Obama. What we’re asking for in law enforcement is to simply enforce the laws. When there’s consequences for breaking the laws, we won’t have what we just had last week, and the month before, numerous times, fourteen, fifteen times, deported illegals who are being apprehended because there’s no consequences.
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