Well, that's basically what he's saying. The other day I reported that DHS is signing new 287(g) agreements with 11 more police departments. I didn't report a good piece of news, however, and that is that DHS will now only allow local law enforcement agencies to use 287(g) in connection with people committing real crimes (e.g. not jaywalking or having a broken tail light or having windows tinted too dark). They are also insisting that crimes actually be prosecuted rather than police forces using the arrest as an excuse to rush someone to the border and deport them.
Think Progress is reporting that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix intends to ignore the law (irony, anyone?) and continue on as he has. He also has told the Wall Street Journal:
If I’m told not to enforce immigration law except if the alien is a violent criminal, my answer to that is we are still going to do the same thing, 287g or not.
I'm looking forward to seeing this showdown. I can see the contempt order coming.