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Tony Estrada Biography

Sheriff for Santa Cruz County in Arizona
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“I think all of us understand now that people should come across legally, they should… But the stark reality of this phenomenon is that a lot of people who are coming across have no paperwork; they have no paper trail. They have no opportunity of getting a visa or work permit or anything. They have absolutely zero chances. So they are going to come, and the only way they feel they can do it is tracking here illegally to the United States.”

“The Arizona Lawman Challenging President Trump’s Border Wall,”, Mar. 5, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Nogales Rotary Club, 1995-present
  • Sheriff, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 1993-present
  • Member, Fraternal Order of Police, 1966-present
  • Volunteer and Spokesperson, United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Member, Nogales Elks Lodge
  • Member, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County
  • Former President and Secretary, Fraternal Order of Police
  • Former Police Captain, Nogales Police Department
  • Former Police Officer, Nogales Police Department
  • Former Dispatcher, Nogales Police Department
  • Graduated Nogales High School in 1962
  • His family immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was an infant
Quoted in:
  1. Should Volunteer Civilian Groups Such as the Minutemen Patrol the Borders?