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At a House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) said it’s a “serious problem” how illegal aliens are imprisoned for criminal offenses multiple times in his state, according to what he’s been told by Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

“I was told by Sheriff Arpaio he’s had some that have been in his prison 10 times or more for different crimes – 10 different crimes,” Salmon said. “So they’ve been arrested, flagged by INS [Immigration and Naturalization Service, now part of the Department of Homeland Security], released, back in jail, arrested on another crime a few months later or a year later.