Joe Arpaio is often thought of as America’s Sheriff. He is a tough, no-nonsense man who enforces the law and has been outspoken in his complaint about the Obama regime’s criminal refusal to enforce immigration laws.
The Obama regime is striking back against Sheriff Joe.
From Fox News:
Dozens of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail officers lined up at a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday to ceremoniously hand in their federal credentials a week after they were stripped of the ability to verify the immigration status of inmates.
Arpaio spoke at the same news conference, saying he's going to hold the federal government to its promise to send 50 federal agents to do such screening in his jail. But he predicted there will be illegal immigrants in jail who won't be deported and will be put back on streets.
"I want to see how many agents are going to be coming to our jail," the sheriff said. "I want to see how long it will take for 50 agents from across the country to work in our jails."
The Department of Homeland Security announced Dec. 15 that more than 90 of Arpaio's Maricopa County jail officers could no longer check whether inmates were in the county illegally.
We all know the answer to that. Obama and Holder will never send anyone to check the immigration status of criminals. They want the criminals back on the streets.
Sometimes you not only need to know what someone is doing but why.
From the Texas on the Potomac Blog:
When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a report condemning Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “discriminatory” policing policies last week, some immigrant rights groups lauded it as a move toward immigration enforcement reform. Others, though, are worried it was nothing more than a conveniently timed ploy to regain support from disillusioned Hispanic voters.
Some say the Department of Justice’s release of details from a three-year investigation into alleged civil rights abuses by Arpaio is an admission that collaborations between local law enforcement and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can lead to discrimination. Others, though, questioned the timing of the report, which came as President Obama’s support among Latinos is waning. Immigrant advocate groups that have been critical of the president’s immigration policies, citing his administration’s record level of deportation, are asking why it took the government three years to condemn Arpaio.
“Them coming out now is somewhat timely and looks like a political move,” said Carlos Garcia, an organizer with Puente Movement, a migrants rights group in Arizona.
The short answer is the Obama regime is so desperate for reelection, it will do anything to appease any potential voting group. Including illegal aliens.
This is yet another reason why we need to make certain a conservative is put in the White House in January 2013.
I stand behind Sheriff Joe. Obama can not stay in office until 2012. America is in a mess.
Now that Obama has signed in the bill of retention which means he or his group can start picking people up and putting them in the Fema camps with out calling for martial law... Thanks to the house and senate we are now under the control of any millitary and the laws of America do not count. They have just killed the constutuion which we lived by for 200 years..
Actually the NDAA is unconstitutional...you can't kill the Constitution with a bill .....it must be amended and approved by the States......but a judge would have to have the guts to rule as such....
Doesnt make any differance because he can send lookalike troops to your door and not have to give a reason why they are taking you away to make you gone for ever.. thats what the bill does... All It takes is the order to pick you up and you are gone with no one having to give a reason as to why you will never be seen again... Just like they did in Russia and Germany....And MILLIONS died...
What bill was that?
Obama and Holder must go, they are destroying Anerica. God Help Us.
There is nothing New on this Front as this administration continues to go against the will of "We The People" . There is more corruption and fraud going on in this adm. unlike any I have ever seen. This Viet Vet has no tolerance for this showing of disrespect for the Legal American Citizen.
And here I thought the criminal invaders weren't allowed to vote. Silly me! Reckon D'Bama keeps forgetting that little tidbit while attempting to put the crown back on his horned brow.
Judson, Now that you said it. What should we do about it?
Didn't Bush begin the investigation of Arpaio, and wasn't it Arpaio that dragged the investigation out 17 months by refusing to cooperate?
Yes, Obama wants the Latino vote, and Joe Arpaio and other immigration extremists are helping Obama with 'enforcement on steroids' and harsh rhetoric.
It's time to cut ties with Arpaio. Not only is there considerable evidence - not just in the DOJ report - that Arpaio tolerates and encourages racial profiling, but Arpaio also has quite a track record of abusing power with false prosecutions of his critics to intimidate them, and extreme cruelty to inmates. Almost $50 million has been paid out by taxpayers just for wrongful deaths alone.
I support Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I love the pink underwear. I wish, all across the USA, Sheriff's would adopt Sheriff Joe's handling of illegals. Illegals are criminals. Stop supporting them. Send them home.
Joe may be donning pink underwear soon. The criminal probe of widespread alleged abuse of power, such as malicious prosecutions to intimidate critics, has been ongoing now for some time. There's a lot more to Joe Arpaio than just the controversy over immigration enforcement. The man is evil. Read up on him!