Saturday, October 17, 2009

It comes back to the Sheriffs

Ariz. sheriff launches immigration sweep
An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on people who are in the country illegally launched a crime and immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix on Friday, a half day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

"It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing," said Arpaio, whose deputies had arrested 16 people by Friday evening on unspecified charges. "I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government."

If arresting criminals leads to "allegations of racial profiling" then from now on I'm going to allege that tax increases lead to arson. Congratulations to Sheriff Arpaio who realizes that the federal government is not acting constitutionally.


Anonymous said...

by turning a blind eye to the problem is not going to make the problem go away.

I mean, look at the big picture. If 12 million people that just happen to walk in to our country without being noticed then to me that says that there is a major problem with our security and that we are open to real attack.

Yes our Immigration system is not perfect... but it is our immigration system. Not theirs!
We have a procedure in place to properly enter this country and to become a citizen. If you decide that you do not wish to follow the proper procedures for entering a foreign country, and you decide to enter anyways... and get caught, and I don't feel sorry for you.

Way to go Sheriff, keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Thank you JOE!

Media and race baiters never mention the Murderers and Baby Rapers he catches, is that not important?

DAVE01 said...

Jeez anon 7:50, they are just bringing their culture here. You must be a racist. It is their right to come here and murder and rape. You know diversity is great. Hispanics have the right to rape and murder our children. Get with the times!

Anonymous said...

Dave dont forget their right to cultural cock fighting. It is a brutal sport, however, it is a must have cultural event too.

As a side note the Sheriff is the highest ranking official in any county, and the feds cant do a damn thing about it. If I were Joe, I would tell them to piss off too.


Anonymous said...

Daniel, regardless of what the immigration situation is 20, 30, 40 or 100 years from now, I have no doubt that it will not be satisfactory by your standards, so I have some friendly advice for you: Rest. Have a drink. Be merry.

Anonymous said...

WOW! A Cop enforcing the law, Wow!

and Pres. B. Hussein Obama does not want him to enforce the law?

Anonymous said...

from the sheriff'swebsite

Illegal Immigration Stats to Date
Under the State law
# Arrests by Sheriff’s deputies of persons transporting or being transported illegally into Arizona: 1,637

Under the Federal law
# Arrests by Sheriff’s deputies who, in the course of their duties, determine the arrestee is in Arizona illegally: 1,887

ICE “Holds”
# Each inmate booked is interviewed for immigration status. Sheriff’s detention officers have turned over 28,781 illegal immigrants to Immigration authorities for deportation.

nope, there is no immigration problem

Anonymous said...

that's "illegal" immigration I met to say!

Anonymous said...

LOL. Should we call that a Freudian slip, or a Miglavian slip? LOL.