MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES
SUPPORT OF SHERIFF PAUL BABEU
Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today
announced the support of Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu. Babeu
will serve as a Co-Chair of the Arizona campaign.
“It is an honor to have the support of Sheriff Babeu,” said Mitt Romney.
efforts working to protect our border are critical to lowering
crime, reducing illegal immigration, and stopping both drug and human
trafficking. Sheriff Babeu has been a leader in the call for the
federal government to secure the border. As President, I will work with
leaders like Sheriff Babeu to protect our Southern border, provide the
required assistance from the federal government, and put an end to the
magnets that cause illegal immigration.”
Announcing his support, Sheriff Babeu said, “Securing our border is an
important part of our national security – Mitt Romney
understands this. He also understands that magnets like in-state
tuition for illegal immigrants don’t stop illegal immigration, they
only make it worse. Of all the candidates, Mitt Romney has shown that
he is the most committed to securing the border and I look forward to
working with him to do this.”
On Sheriff Babeu:
Sheriff Paul Babeu Is The Sheriff Of
Pinal County In Arizona. Babeu
heads a department of 700 and has worked to cut the budget, reorganize
leadership, and reduce the response time from his department. Babeu has
been a national leader on the need to secure our border and stop
illegal immigration and drug and human trafficking. This year, Sheriff
Babeu was named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs'
Association. Sheriff Babeu serves as President of the Arizona Sheriffs’
Association and recently retired from the Army National Guard. As an
Army Major, Babeu commanded nearly 700 soldiers in the Yuma Sector and
helped reduced illegal entries by 96%.