The Department of Homeland Security is trying their best to take one of the most effective law enforcement officials in the U.S. when it comes to illegal immigration out of the loop — and they’re even singling him out to do so:

(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNSNews.com that after reviewing the Memorandum of Agreements between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and state and local law enforcement agencies in 23 states, the only agency to lose its authority under the 287(g) program to operate task forces that can enforce federal immigration laws is the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s the only one,” Matt Chandler, spokesman for the DHS, said on Thursday.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who oversees the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, is well-known for arresting illegal immigrants to be deported, and his success in catching illegals has been criticized largely by liberal public leaders and activists.

If the Department of Homeland Security is going to play PC politics with the country’s security, why does the department even exist? The goal should be to stop illegals — not to stop illegals unless activists complain.

Here’s what Arpaio said shortly before the DHS took away his authority:

“We’ve been doing it for two years and have been very successful, but I guess they don’t like to enforce illegal immigration laws. [It] doesn’t make any difference. I’m still going to continue my programs, regardless of what the feds like or don’t like.”

This could be a fun showdown, and my money’s on Sheriff Joe.

The DHS and the Obama administration are the ones who should be forced to wear the pink underwear, so I hope Arpaio has some he can send them. They might as well dress the way they lead.

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