MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. (CBS Houston/AP) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to know why the immigrants he turns over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement keep coming back.
“I want an explanation and investigation as to why 3,800 of the people in my jails that are charged with state and local crimes are here illegally,” Arpaio told Newsmax TV. “We turn them over to ICE and they keep coming back over and over again.”
Arpaio stated that he has sent a letter to Homeland Security demanding an answer. “How come they’re not deported, or if they are, why do they keep coming back across the border?” Arpaio questioned.