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For the second time, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has refused to take a suspected illegal immigrant from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

In a release, MCSO said it encountered the men during a traffic stop. The driver was unable to provide proper identification to operate a vehicle and both men admitted to being in the country illegally.

The driver was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail, but ICE would not accept the passenger of the vehicle, saying the man did not fall into their acceptance guidelines.

"I continue to enforce the laws but keep running into road blocks," said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. "My office will continue its hard work in efforts to serve the residents of Maricopa County."

MCSO took the suspect to the Border Patrol station in Casa Grande, where he was processed for deportation.

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