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 also just heard yesterday that Bush endorses Romney......Puke and Barf all over again. The elitists are controlling everything at this point - and right now, I'm not sure there is one candidate who won't continue to sell us out once they win the election. Last time around, we had a choice between McCain/Palin and obama/Biden - and McCain is one of the worst of the worst when it comes to being pro-open borders and supporter of NAFTA and the SPP. Like someone else said here....birds of a feather. Palin had to be in agreement or the CFR would've found a way to eliminate her.
The "Machivellian Model" of conduct has simply got to be purged from Washington, DC. We are going to have to have some litimus tests, other than where these characters went to school because we have total corruption from the Top to the bottom.
The illegal immigration problem is no longer under George Bushes jurisdiction.I see no particular reason to call Joe Arpaio an "extremist".I would venture a guess that anyone actually trying to uphold "illegal immigration laws are extremist in your view
People have said that "Marines are Extremists" because when they come for your ass, they are going to get you. In this sense Joe may bean "Extremists like Our Marines" !
He is not out there "padding his pockets with Drug Cartel money". Like Elliott Ness, he is pursuing the criminals in whatever hole thwey hid" !
God Blesses such effort for "Righteousness" !
Bob, could you please tell us when and why did Bush investigate Arpaio.. If your going to throw something out there, please finish it...
I am unaware of Bush doing this..
Bob, you certainly displayt a fine understanding of the Administration's and Democratic party's tactics. Step one is to deny the charges. Step two is to claim that Bush did it too. Step three is for the accused to charge the accuser of the same misdeeds. Step four is to use all the power available to destroy the opponent. Lacking here is step five: to ridicule everyone who asks for evidence. Ignoring the lack of evidence against Sheriff Arpaio and calling him evil will have to suffice.
Seriously, What evidence can you present that the good Sheriff has broken any law at all?
I also stand with Sheriff Joe. We have a federal government that insists on absolute control - but, won't enforce our laws and have worked around legislators and formed 'agreements' in order to avoid the voice of the people on these issues. I am all for states rights - and particularly when the feds are doing all they can to destroy America - which IS what they've been doing. Reagan promised to close the flippin border after that stupid amnesty back in 1986/87. You can also forget that particular race card crap - I lived in Atlanta for nine years - and every time I took a short cut through a black neighborhood, I was stopped by a cop because I was white. SO WHAT?!!! Usually, the only Caucasians in the area were there to purchase drugs...so, imo, profiling should be legal. The financial weight of those here illegally is extreme... You sound like a sympathizer and an open borders advocate, Bob -- just what America doesn't need more of.
You are on the wrong blog Bob Q. Go back to ovomit where you belong. I lived in AZ for years and Sheriff Joe is the best thing that ever happened there. If not for him the illegals would have total control. You won't find any friends here. We are Conservatives.
yeah obama wants joe to arrest 90 year old white ladies in wheel chairs and pat down 5year old boys so that there is social justice. joe is doing too good a job on the border so obama and holder are going after him. also the fact that arpaio is looking into obama's birth certificate has ticked off the imposter in chief.
I'm laughing because I believe Sheriff Joe already has the good's on spend-thrift, dysfunctional, liar BH Obama.
debrajoe. this guy is a left wing troll.
Thanks James, I had that figured out. But, I am feeling mean today. I will defend Sheriff Joe, 24/7.