Keep in mind this happened in AZ. Do you really think if this was anything more than political grandstanding on the Sheriff's part, that finger in the presidents face, Governor Jan Brewer would not still be screaming, or the entire Republican party?<quoted text>
"President Obama would never release 500 criminal illegals to the streets of his hometown, yet he has no problem with releasing them in Arizona. The safety of the public is threatened and the rule of law discarded as a political tactic in this sequester battle,". This was a part of a statement released by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu of Arizona. Now I understand that you are a pretty smart guy but I think I will go with the sheriff who actually deals in this every day. Besides, it's been shown time and time again that many of the arrests made of illegal immigrants were for criminal acts and not simply because they were here illegally. So you can do with that what you will.
The good Sheriff abandoned his bid for Congress, and resigned from the Romney campaign because of a very public break up of him and his illegal alien boy friend.
There are petty "criminal acts" as well as major ones,
and that is what I will do with it.