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DHS Directed Not to Assist AZ Police to Enforce Immigration Law

A Department of Homeland Security official released the following information on Monday afternoon, regarding steps taken to respond to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona immigration law:

"The following steps were taken in light of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a narrow section of the Arizona law:

DHS officials in Arizona have been directed not to respond to the scene of a state or local traffic stop or a similar law enforcement encounter upon the requests from state and local police officers for assistance in enforcing immigration laws unless the individual meets DHS enforcement priorities - is a convicted criminal, has been removed from the US previously and reentered unlawfully or is a recent border crosser. DHS will continue to telephonically comply with its legal requirement to verify an individual's immigration status upon request.

ICE has determined that 287(g) Task Force agreements are not useful

in States that have adopted immigration enforcement laws like SB1070. Consequently, ICE today has rescinded its 287(g) Task Force agreements with Arizona state and local law enforcement agencies. Specifically, Task Force agreements were rescinded with the following agencies:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
City of Mesa Police Department
Florence Police Department
Pima County Sheriff's Office
Pinal County Sheriff

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