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Immigration Official Says Feds ‘Won’t Necessarily’ Enforce AZ Law

The Chicago Tribune has John Morton, the federal government’s top immigration cop, saying the govenrment will “not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials.”

CHICAGO – Arizona’s new law targeting illegal immigration is not “good government,” a top Department of Homeland Security official said in Chicago on Wednesday.

John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants

referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said.

“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton said during a visit to the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

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