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In reporting this week the Supreme Court will hear arguments over Arizona's controversial immigration law.
Last hour we heard from a supporter of the -- globally are skipping an opponent -- who believes that encourages racial profiling but supporters.
Like -- county sheriff Larry -- say it is necessary to stop border violence.
Share Peter's been an outspoken advocate of the -- he will attend Wednesday's argument as well he joins us live now from Tucson -- thanks for your time.
Thank you Shannon could be with you aren't -- -- -- part of homeland security's estimate there are 360000.
Illegal immigrants now living in Arizona I had no idea the number was that high that's the government's estimate how does that impact the work that you in your deputies have to do.
Well I'm I'm right on the border and we are fighting the fight every day down they're trying to secure.
Our nation's with health welfare and safety at that the front line.
And it makes little sense that that there are places there -- sanctuary policies throughout the country in cities that.
Did to invite people to come in and have.
Have safe harbor.
In the -- -- in their towns in their cities why are we down here on the border having agents injured deputies who have run over.
People killed today in and day out and as someone should just long awaited there's the finish line.
Debt located at the buzzer sounded on the game and you want.
The only losers -- American public.
Well sheriff the -- that we -- on last hour -- long from the ACLU will also be argument -- probably see her there on Wednesday said.
And frankly the state does not have the right to do this it's is something that isn't strictly within federal authority.
Arizona has crossed the line and whether there's a good -- -- a bad aim behind did the loss simply is unconstitutional howdy first -- Well.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We saying to Arizona has a right to protect and defend its citizens.
And what we do here.
Has an effect throughout the nation people don't understand what happens at the border doesn't Begin or end there it starts very very far self.
And in nation for -- the world it comes through us.
And then those cartels and smuggling organizations.
Tentacles reach into communities all over the country.
And you respond to those who oppose this law who say that it does it wind up taxing people in its net who are here legally people who are US citizens.
You know they -- They claim that people are gonna be detained and held against their -- who are here completely lawfully.
-- -- and it's interesting that department adjustments did not argue -- again in their presentation.
This whole racial profiling concept they didn't touch.
-- -- -- -- this is the only law in Arizona on the books that prohibits racial profiling.
It actually goes in great -- -- defines.
What these the areas of sort of reasonable suspicion.
And -- will cause our is constraints for enforcing the law.
We we we have very very few those complaints today in my 36 years in the business I'm aware of one in my county that was unfounded.
Why this slowed over the door for police misconduct is is it really.
A rare concept to me.
We we would punish you would never allow that kind of thing happen knowingly so it's.
It's an argument -- attaches itself to the emotional side of this but not -- perk practical reasonable aspects.
We know you have a tough job there in Arizona along the border we thank you in your men and women for the work they're doing and we will see you at the court on Wednesday and see the justices ultimately decide -- thank you.
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