Friday, July 18, 2008

Arresting illegal immigrants for conspiracy to smuggle themselves ok'd

One day after Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced his office's 750th successful prosecution under the 3-year-old human-smuggling law, the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld his interpretation of the law.

Thomas called the unanimous three-judge decision "intellectually courageous" and said that it would "no doubt upset many political and media elites" who disagree with his immigration policies.
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Interestingly enough, even liberal Democrat Tim Nelson, who, by the way, worked for the ACLU and is running against Thomas for County Attorney, agrees that this interpretation of the law is correct.

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