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Immigration ruling Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Gov. Jan Brewer, others are clueless

I’m in Phoenix now. Local media and others are braying about how the Supreme Court decision on immigration was somehow a partial victory for anti-immigration zealots. It wasn’t.

Obama rescinded 287(g) agrrements immediately after the court’s decision. This means that Pima, Pinal and Yavapai county sheriff’s offices in Arizona can not enforce immigration laws because they are no longer deputized to do so by the federal government.

Sheriff Joe can wheeze all he wants about how he’ll continue to enforce state laws but the simple fact is only the federal government now has now has arrest power on immigration and has rescinded that power from Arizona sheriff’s departments.

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