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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana attorney general candidates give views on sentences, immigration, more"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI News Service, reports today in the Goshen News, reports on Indiana's attorney general race, in a question and answer format. Here is a sample:

Question: Does the state have a role in enforcing federal immigration laws?

Arredondo: There may be times when the attorney general must use his or her discretion whether or not to act. The state has limited resources to deal with immigration issues and those resources would dictate what role, if any the attorney general would perform.

Hill: I view my role as attorney general to defend freedom, protect families and to inspire solutions. The state absolutely has a role in making certain that its citizens are protected. It’s clear the federal government has dropped the ball on immigration and immigration enforcement. The question becomes, at the point where Indiana citizens are at risk, should the state step in? Indiana’s job is to keep its citizens safe, so there could come a time when the governor, legislators, the attorney general and other leaders in state would need to look at what would need to be done, legally and appropriately, to address those issues.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 27, 2016 11:56 AM
Posted to Indiana Government