He says illegal alien crime is an increasing problem:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, delivering her first State of Homeland Security address last Thursday, gave an upbeat account of her agency’s accomplishments, including its efforts on immigration and securing the U.S. border.
But Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — named Sheriff of the Year last week by the National Sheriff’s Association — said Napolitano’s speech was selective in what it emphasized and what it did not disclose.
. . . . [Babeu] said [Napolitano's] remarks did not reflect conditions on the ground in Arizona where in the last two years the amount of illegal drugs entering the state that have been confiscated by local authorities has doubled, and the number of pursuits of criminal illegal aliens has tripled.
“Why isn’t the secretary of homeland security speaking to these threats?” Babeu said in a telephone interview with CNSNews.com. “Why does she keep trying to convince us through argument that everything is just fine to the point that she’s trying to hypnotize us into believing this c–p.”
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We’re in the very best of hands.
I guess when you can’t even identify illegal alien criminals as illegal aliens, it makes it easier to claim there is no problem with illegal alien criminals. From the Washington Post:
Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was charged with raping an 8-year-old girl at her Fairfax County home last month. But he never should have been in Fairfax in the first place.
Federal officials deported Portillo-Saravia, of Sterling, to El Salvador in 2003, and he sneaked back in illegally. Now, officials are wondering why a much-touted federal program didn’t catch him before the rape.
Four weeks before the crime, Portillo-Saravia was in the Loudoun County jail for public intoxication. That’s when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called Secure Communities, should have identified him as an illegal immigrant and he should have been taken into custody.
Loudoun authorities ran Portillo-Saravia’s fingerprints through a federal database, but despite the 2003 deportation, nothing was found. He was released after 12 hours behind bars.
The very best. Of hands.
Illegal immigrant crime continues to be a problem everywhere, but while you might see the legal status of a sexual offender mentioned by a Texas media source, good luck seeing it in the L.A. Times.
Speaking of sheriffs, by the way, Sheriff
Lobo Dupnik is still trying to prove that rhetoric caused the Giffords shooting. L.N. Smithee has the details.