NYT editorial excoriates 287g immigration program

The New York Times today published a blazing editorial scathing the 287g immigration enforcement program in general, and the Phoenix, Ariz. sheriff in particular.

One is the specific question of whether the federal government should keep Sheriff Arpaio in its 287(g) program, which deputizes local law enforcement to act as immigration agents in street patrols and in jails. The answer is absolutely not. Sheriff Arpaio has a long, ugly record of abusing and humiliating inmates. His scandal-ridden desert jails have lost accreditation and are notorious places of cruelty and injury.

Read the full editorial here.

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