Sheriff Babeu angry about Oracle, Ariz. billboard on illegal immigration

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

ORACLE, Ariz. – A billboard in Southern Arizona is taking aim at a sheriff known for his tough stance on immigration.

The billboard is in Oracle, Arizona and has Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu very angry.

The billboard features a Hispanic family and an alleged quote from Babeu that reads, “This is our most serious public safety issue and a national security threat to America."

The sheriff says he did not put up or approve the billboard and does not know the family featured on it. In a news release Babeu says, “I find this billboard offensive and misleading. The message is not truthful and takes away from the great work our law enforcement members do on a daily basis.”

The billboard is placed on the property of Frank Pierson and Mary Ellen Kazda, of Oracle.