Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu denounced reports that Mexican consulates in the U.S. were making a determined effort to get permanent residents to become American citizens in order to vote against Donald Trump.
“That’s troubling, that’s concerning,” Babeu told Fox News host Neil Cavuto on “Your World” Monday.
“Mexico and its diplomats are going all out to make this effort now during our election.” The “citizenship meetings,” Babeu said, are “unprecedented,” noting one in Las Vegas recently that hosted more than 500 people.
Babeu added that he is not surprised by the reports that Mexico is trying to influence the process, which he said “feeds into the whole Democrat playbook.” Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s push to “put all 12 million illegals on a path to citizenship” is “even overreaching anything that President Obama has done,” Babeu said.
“This is what’s at stake for our nation, in America, is the fact we have to stand up for our country, for Americans, for our rights for once,” he added.
“Instead of putting illegals and people from foreign countries and other countries’ problems ahead of us. That’s gotta stop. We’ve gotta put America first for once.”
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