The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) is facilitating a meeting between PLEA and the APA with the US Attorney General on Tuesday June 8, 2010 in Washington DC. The AG deserves an honest law enforcement assessment from police officers concerning SB1070. PLEA and the APA believe it’s important to communicate the needs and concerns of front-line Arizona rank-and-file officers and the tools that SB1070 provides. SB1070 has been successfully test-driven for the past two years in Phoenix through the Department’s modified immigration policy. The Phoenix immigration policy allows a discretionary, proactive partnership with ICE in dealing with the crime of illegal immigration and mirrors the intent of SB1070. Over the past two years implementation of the new immigration policy has resulted in crime plummeting along with over 3000 deportations without any additional costs, any additional crimes, any drain on manpower, and without a single civil rights, biased policing, or racial profiling complaint.
It should be interesting to note, that in order for four PLEA and APA law enforcement representatives to meet with the US Attorney General, the following instructions have to be complied with:
“THIS PART IS IMPORTANT, DOJ WILL NEED ASAP FOR ALL FOUR OF YOU THE FOLLOWING (1) FULL NAME; (2) DATE OF BIRTH; (3) SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER; (4) PLACE OF BIRTH; (5) CITIZENSHIP”
Listen Now! to an audio clip from the Mike Broomhead show talking about the irony of US police officers having to prove citizenship prior to meeting with the Attorney General.