May 30, 2004

Why Sheriff Dever is Right
State and local police can make arrests for immigration violations


Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever
"There is really a cauldron here."
Actions by Sheriff and local police to help Border Patrol are legal
The Center for Immigration Studies has released an analysis by Mr. Kris W. Kobach, a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law , that provides the legal foundation for recent actions by police in border communities to assist the Border Patrol.
"In summary, it is clear that state and local police possess substantial inherent authority to make immigration arrests... It is also clear that the potential for closer cooperation with state and local law enforcement has not been fully exploited....:" (See Kobach on O'Reilly)

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