As part of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy to protect illegal aliens from deportation, an average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days in Arizona’s most populated county.
Some are violent offenders, others have criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, driving under the influence and drug offenses.
Penzone refers to them as “guests.”
They’re all being released from Maricopa County Jail. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was got wind of the decision but there’s not much they can do about it for now.
The old roundup looked like this: Immigration and Customs Enforcement would send a wagon every 12 hours to pick up criminal illegal aliens scheduled for release.
Under Penzone’s new policy, Maricopa County officials are not giving Immigration and Customs Enforcement “any notification at all of the release of criminal illegals.”
Without cooperation from county authorities, federal agents would have to guess who needs to go, and who gets to stay.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement calls this “an immediate, dangerous change.”