East Valley Tribune

Phoenix police will ask the immigration status of everyone they arrest or cite for committing a crime, under a new policy announced Friday.

The policy will affect people booked into jail, as well as those who are issued a citation and released on misdemeanor charges, said Phoenix police Chief Jack Harris.

If the arresting officer has reason to believe the suspect in a misdemeanor case is an illegal immigrant, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be notified under the new policy, which will take about 90 days to put in place, Harris said.

Under the department?s current policy, only people arrested for major felonies are questioned by Phoenix police as to their immigration status.

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One Response to “Phoenix Cops To Check Citizenship Of Suspects”
  1. Johnny says:

    This is a start in the right direction but it don’t go far enough.

    They can still release them back onto the streets.

    They need something in place where the illegals are held without bail.

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