Sheriff Joe arrests a 6 year old. Is Sheriff Joe really tough?
On the same day that President Obama announced
a policy that will make it easier for young undocumented immigrants to
remain in the United States, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office
arrested a 6-year-old girl suspected of coming to America illegally.
The Arizona Republic reports
that the girl was with 15 other suspected undocumented immigrants who
were traveling to the Midwest and northeast United States, according to
Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.
"She's been turned over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
to try to determine where she's from. She told us she's from El
Salvador. That's what she told us," Hegstrom said.
KPHO reports that all the suspects paid between $300 and $3,500 to be illegally smuggled into the U.S., according to the Sheriff's office.
The arrests came Friday night, the same day that Obama announced his administration would not deport young undocumented immigrants under certain circumstance
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