We saw this, here in AZ, with Sheriff Arpaio, who was defeated last year, by the way, in part because of his obsessive focus on rounding up “illegals.” On paper, Trump’s immigration plans may sound “reasonable” to some. But what happens in real life is appalling. People on the right who don’t trust the government but support Trump’s plan should remember that this is the same government they don’t trust, being asked to execute it. And it won’t be pretty. We already know that here on the border. We let Arpaio go, because of it.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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