‘Hispanic-Hunting’ Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He Will Deport Immigrants Himself If Feds Refuse

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio, an Arizona sheriff who is already facing a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into his controversial immigration enforcement tactics, has vowed to continue hunting down “illegals” with or without federal authority. That will soon be complicated by the fact that immigration authorities have reportedly nixed Arpaio’s agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which allowed his deputies to act as federal immigration agents. His police agency will still be permitted to check the immigration status of its inmates.

According to the Phoenix News Times, Arpaio appeared on KTAR 92.3 FM’s Jay Lawrence Show last night vowing to continue operating his “Hispanic-hunting dragnets,” even if it means driving undocumented immigrants back across the border himself:

“I’m going to tell you something, Jay…I don’t need the feds to do my crime suppression to opt to arrest illegals. I can do it without the federal authority, and I’m going to continue to do it. It makes no difference. It helps us. Because I don’t have to do all the paperwork for the feds, number one. And number two, I won’t be under their umbrella, their guidance. So I will operate the same way, nothing is going to change.

Nothing changes…because pursuant to our duties in these crime suppression [sweeps] we arrest anybody that violates the law. If we find during the arrests that that there are illegals, we arrest them. Now the only difference [is] we’re going to take ‘em down to ICE. I hope they accept them, if they don’t, I’ll bring ‘em myself to the border. So nothing really has changed. This is all politics. They want to use me to get rid of this 287 agreement across the country.”

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Arpaio seems to believe that the White House is going out of its way to single him out and curb his immigration-policing powers for “political reasons.” And just in case anyone doubts whether Arpaio is serious, he has proclaimed that he will do another “crime suppression” immigration sweep in the coming days just to “show Washington and everybody else I’m not changing.”

It seems more likely that while reviewing their agreement with Arpaio’s police agency, federal immigration authorities became concerned about the racial profiling allegations, the 2,700 lawsuits filed against Arpaio, the local budget shortfall, and the increase in unsolved violent crimes that the Sheriff’s expensive preoccupation with targeting non-violent undocumented immigrants has caused.

Andrea Christina Nill

Republished with permission from the Wonk Room/Think Progress

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  1. Brittancus says

    This Sheriff doesn’t pander for campaign contributions from the business communities, globalists or Internationalists? So because he doesn’t comply with their demands, as they do, they desire him out of office? He is an ongoing danger and worst nightmare to the corporate agenda for illegal discount workers. Now he has a free hand to arrest and not no longer restrained by 287 G federal law, but can use the powers of state laws detain illegal aliens and the criminal elements amongst them. We need more Joe’s tent cities and his inmate cuisine of bologna sandwiches, since being subjected to this type of incarceration will deter the most ardent inmate? Nationwide we need more inflexible officers of the law, who will not prostrate to the open border lunatics? Not the soft clean hands of manipulated cops who don’t make waves, as they are contemplating looking towards an easy road to retirement. SEEING THAT OUR OWN ELECTED GOVERNMENT, REFUSES TO ENFORCE THE 1986 LAWS (IRCA), THERE OATHS TO PROTECT US FROM OUR ENEMIES FOREIGN & DOMESTIC. THEN COURAGEOUS POLICE OFFICERS MUST CARRY OUT DUTIES OF WHICH AMERICAN’S VOTED FOR?

    However the corrupt lawmakers around the nation, have not been able to undermine E-Verify? AS YET? YES! Legal Immigration matters? We should announce to the world that newcomers are welcome, if they come through the front door? We only need those immigrants with specialized skills, such as computer engineers, scientists, doctors and those with highly recommended credentials as developed nations? America has a sovereign right who we choose to settle here? What we don’t need is pregnant women slipping across our border, for instant citizenship of their child or destitute illegal aliens whose cannot exist without taxpayer welfare, chain family migration? We don’t need in these country illegal recipients who need free health care, education when we already ignore our own people who live in poverty? We need to enforce the 1986 immigration reform law (IRCA), not cripple it for the sake of parasite businesses that live of the slavery of millions of foreign national workers. Seeing that the business world are screaming for more Guest Workers, they should take on the responsibility of paying for their health care and education, instead of dropping sick illegal labor of at the emergency room. to, leave the hospital bill for taxpayers. Instead of expecting the American people to pay for the enormous burden, they should pay separate expenditures for every illegal foreign national and their families.

    We need to execute now, a complete war immigration chest containing mandated E-Verify for every worker–NOT REPRESSED–, or 287 G, local police arrest of foreign workers, the Rep.Duncan Hunter original national fence, instead of chopping it down to single line. We need enforcement of our laws, with harsh penalties for violating them. We need politicians we can trust, instead of those elected such as Sen.Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Feinstein and a whole list, who can be graded as Anti-American worker, anti-sovereignty, pro-illegal immigration and compromising the Rule of Law. Submerge them in your anger and frustration at 202-224-3121 Find out the buried truth at NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH & CAPSWEB, for overpopulation facts.

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