Sheriff Paul Babeu: Obama to Blame for US Immigration Problem

Newsmax, July 23, 2015

A decorated Arizona sheriff says the Obama administration is to blame for the breakdown of immigration law enforcement in the United States which he believes has led to the murders of innocent Americans at the hands of illegal aliens.

Paul Babeu–the sheriff of Pinal County who was voted America’s 2011 “Sheriff of the Year,”–told Bill Tucker, guest host of “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV that tragedies like the recent fatal shooting of a young woman by a five-time deported illegal immigrant in San Francisco are proof.

“He had seven felony convictions. This guy had no right, no business being in this country . . . He’s an example for all of what’s wrong with immigration in America,” Babeu said.

“President [Barack] Obama, [former Attorney General] Eric Holder, the current AG [Loretta Lynch] and [Homeland Security Secretary] Jeh Johnson . . . have gutted our immigration law to the point that [illegal immigrants] have far stronger rights.”

“[That includes] the criminals, the most serious offenders of criminals who don’t even have standing, legitimate standing in our country–[they] commit murder, rape, kidnapping–and what happens to these guys? They’re released back into not the streets of the country they came from.”

And Babeu said he doesn’t see the problem being solved anytime soon.

“What do we suspect is going to happen? More of this is to come sadly and thousands and thousands of victims will be victimized with this intentional, with this deliberate indifference by this president and his failures on immigration to enforce the law,” he said.

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