Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona’s efforts to arrest undocumented people — unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.
The administration made the announcement hours after Monday’s Supreme Court decision on whether states can enforce immigration laws.
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In a conference call with reporters, an administration official said the administration will not allow Arizona’s immigration priorities to become the Department of Homeland Security’s priorities.