DHS: Court’s decision to enjoin Arizona Immigration Law was correct

July 29th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Wednesday said that the court’s decision to enjoin the Arizona Immigration law was correct.

“The court’s decision to enjoin most of SB1070 correctly affirms the federal government’s responsibilities in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. Over the past eighteen months, this Administration has dedicated unprecedented resources to secure the border, and we will continue to work to take decisive action to disrupt criminal organizations and the networks they exploit,” Chandler said.

The Deputy Press Secretary also noted that the DHS will enforce federal immigration laws in Arizona and around the country “in smart, effective ways that focus our resources on criminal aliens who pose a public safety threat and employers who knowingly hire illegal labor, as well as continue to secure our border.”

Chandler also highlighted that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working with with local law enforcement across the country, as it will continue to do so do so in Arizona.

“At the same time, we will continue to increase resources in Arizona by complementing the National Guard deployment set to begin on August 1 with the deployment of hundreds of additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Border Patrol agents, and other law enforcement personnel that will aid in our continuing efforts to conduct outbound inspections, patrol challenging terrain, and interdict illicit smugglers,” Chandler added.

“We are focused on smart effective immigration and border enforcement while we work with Congress toward the type of bipartisan comprehensive reform that will provide true security and establish accountability and responsibility in our immigration system at the national level.”

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