On the same day that President Obama announced relief for some of the country’s undocumented youth, Arizona Sherrif Joe Arpaio’s office detained a 6-year-old undocumented girl.
Here’s more from the Arizona Republic:
The girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally who were traveling to the Midwest and northeast United States, said Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
“She’s been turned over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to try to determine where she’s from. She told us she’s from El Salvador. That’s what she told us,” he said.
Last week, Arpaio told reporters that his office still plans to arrest undocumented immigrants with the same fervor that has made him a national face of immigration detention.
“I think people from Mexico are now going to feel, ‘Hey come on in and we’ll get by with it.’ But it won’t happen in this county. They will still be arrested,” Arpaio told reporters.