By Perla Trevizo | Arizona Daily Star
Controversy over Arizona’s tough immigration law rages on, but an Arizona Daily Star analysis shows that the Border Patrol is picking up few people in Tucson for possible deportation.
For the 16 months ending Oct. 2, Tucson police ran 26,000 immigration checks, which led to the Border Patrol taking custody of 83 people. The checks were run under SB 1070’s Section 2b, which requires local police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop if they become suspicious that person may be in the country illegally.
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