Caught in Arizona, Some Drug Smugglers Tried in Mexico

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Under a new program being enforced by ICE, some Mexican immigrants caught in Nogales, Ariz., with relatively small amounts of marijuana will be turned over to the Mexican authorities for prosecution. Previously, these small-time smugglers were deemed too much trouble to prosecute, and were usually set free. We talk with Matt Allen, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Arizona, and Isabel Garcia, a public defender in Pima County, who opposes the policy.

Guests:

Matt Allen and Isabel Garcia

Contributors:

Arwa Gunja

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