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Arpaio launches 13th immigration and crime sweep

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has launched its 13th immigration and crime sweep and reported 27 arrests by the evening of Nov. 16. Officials say 18 of the people in custody are suspected of being illegal immigrants with the other nine arrested on various charges.

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Poll shows high approval rating for Sheriff Joe (access required)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a high approval rating in the most recent Cronkite/Eight poll. Sixty-one percent of Maricopa County voters said they approve or strongly approve of his job performance. Thirty-four percent disapprove or strongly disapprove. It’s one of those ...

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Suspect detainment criteria outlined in handbook (access required)

It took about two weeks, but Sheriff Joe has figured out where he got the list of criteria to detain illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office released a statement earlier this week that noted he will continue to use a set of indicators - including an inability to speak English, unusual appearance and the location where people are stopped - to detain people who might be illegal immigrants.

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Capitol Quotes 10/23 (access required)

"Apparently, myself and Senator Gorman are... kind of like the anti-tax Jedi knights. We are the last Jedi banished to the hinterlands, so asking what our opinion on what leadership is going to do is probably the wrong place to ask." - Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, when asked his thoughts of what will happen during a special session this fall.

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Sharpton calls Arpaio a blight on Arizona’s civil rights record

With one exception - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Arizona addresses civil rights as well as any other state, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Oct. 16. "I think when the sheriff is out of town, Arizona is about as equal as everyone else when it comes to civil rights," Sharpton said before participating in a civil rights forum.

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Capitol Quotes 10/16 (access required)

"I still think there's a federal law out there that gives me the authority to do this. I might not have the right one, but there is one out there." - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, commenting on his authority to arrest illegal immigrants now that the federal government has changed the 287(g) agreement. He also was referring to the text of what he believed was a federal law that doesn't exist in U.S. Code.

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