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Sheriff Joe: I'll Arrest Immigration Protesters

Sheriff Joe: I'll Arrest Immigration Protesters

Dressed up to depict Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Jorge Mendez joins dozens to protest the SB1070 Arizona immigration law in front of U.S. District Court. (AP)

Associated Press/AP Online via YellowBrix

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON – The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he’s “not going to put up with any civil disobedience” when the state’s new immigration law takes effect.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that if protesters want to block his jail, he’ll put them in it.

The Arizona law, which takes effect Thursday, requires officers enforcing other laws to check a person’s immigration status if they suspect the person is in the country illegally.

Arpaio told ABC’s “Good Morning America” he doesn’t know “what the big hype is.”

He says it’s “a crime to be here illegally and everyone should enforce” the law.


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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    swatness123, I did not even have to respond, I see a few others did. We are being financially drained and yes I am comfortable but I have family members in Florida that are not working construction because the illegals will do the work cheaper and without benefits, they are taking food out of my family's mouth. Not to mention I see it here near DC also. If the Germans would have stood up to Hitlet they would have been shot also. I did not mean the "bonus" as you took it. I meant that through efforts to save gas the speed limit was lowered which did save gas and it was also discovered there were less fatalities as a result. Hence the effect was a bonus to the original attempts to conserve fuel. How did you get so brainwashed into believing so much garbage. Do you get a Pelosi/Obama news letter or something?

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    Porkchop

    about 4 years ago

    220 Comments

    Yes other that DHS wasnt around before 9/11.Thats the reason they were formed.

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    Eilene

    about 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Sheriff Joe is correct, it is a crime to be here illegally, and without a doubt the laws should be enforced. If DHS had been more diligent 9/11 would have never happened. Every foreigner should be included, anyone in this country on a VISA is supposed to carry their papers with them. If I have to prove my citizenship to get a job, prove my kids are citizens to get them into school, why shouldn't everyone have to prove they are here legally, or be arrested and deported if they aren't. Not all Hispanics are illegal or criminals, however, the influx of those who come over the border illegally seem to be more of the criminal element.

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    mkiprotection

    about 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    The healthcare system in Ohio is getting CRUSHED by the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. That is a FACT. We are dealing with it everyday here. My wife is a nurse.

    Dont try to feed us your line of BS!!

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    Bubblehead69

    about 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    Where in the Az law does it specify "Target Mexicans, or Hispanics". It does not target anyone, other than illegals. You are only focusing on the ones you want, but the rest of us are tired of the ones that are willing to hazard their lives, or childrens lives to cross the border, some that are carrying loads of drugs on their backs. If they wish to enter, do it the "legal" way, hence the term "Illegal Aliens".

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    taterhead

    about 4 years ago

    120 Comments

    FIRST OF ALL SHOW ME THE WORD SWATNESS IN THE DICTIONARY, SECOND OF ALL IF YOU KEEP LETTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY WATCH WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOUR SCHOOLS AND YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS. THE ONLY WAY THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED HERE IS IF THEY ARE LEGAL. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.

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    swatness123

    about 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    200 illegal protesters + 1 legal protester= 201 human beings entitled to human rights as guaranteed by God and the constitution

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    Porkchop

    about 4 years ago

    220 Comments

    You are absolutely correct swatness. Anybody that wants to come to this contry to have a better life absolutely should. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it. All i ask is that people do it the right way. If you do it the wrong way we should have the right to stop you. Everyother country on the planet does.

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    swatness123

    about 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    I welcome anybody to this country that wants a better life or feed their children. Even if they dont have the
    means to do it legally

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    swatness123

    about 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    Copper you said that when the speed limit was reducedit was to save gas and money. And I was also there.
    You said that traffic fatalities going down was just a bonus.

    Really? Thousands of our loved ones and family members not dying horribly in traffic accidents was just a bonus and not something we should be extremely thankful for? Pretty callous if you ask me.

    Sorry but there is no place where thousands of people are turning out in support of the immigration law. It is just not happening. Why? Because most Americans just don't care.

    [THEY ARE A STRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY, OUR SOCIAL SECURITY, OUR MEDICAL FACILITIES, OUR LAW ENFORCEMRNT SERVICES, OUR TAX SYSTEM, OUR HOUSING, OUR ROADS........}

    That is a myth and a bunch of bullcrap. The reasons most Americans dont care enough to actually get out and protest the immigrants is because they dont care. Why don't they care?

    Well I will use myself as an example...And this also applies to most of the people I know, work with and associate with. I would even be willing to bet that it describes you Copper.

    I have a good job that pays well, I live in a nice neigborhood in a nice house. My wife and I drive nice vehicles. Both of them Gas hogs according to some. I drive a Tahoe to haul my gear around. We have way more food than than we will ever need and we do not go without anything pretty much. We have health benefits and have multiple health care facilities and doctors to choose from becasue the Country is saturated with the health care industry. I would even venture to say you are a few or more pounds overweight, just like me and most Americans.

    These immigrants are not taking anything away from you copper. Strain on our System? Thats bull. This is the greatest, and most prosperous Country in the world and it is that way because of our open borders and invitation to the world to come join us make it even better.

    Strain on our system? I will give you a strain on our system.... How about the One Trillion dollars the U.S. has spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghaniston??????? Now that is a strain on our system.

    Give me a break with the strain on our system myth. Copper you have not missed a dollar out of your pocket or a bite of food out of your mouth because of illegal immigrants and you never will.......

    You can say what you want about the media not showing supporters of law but it is just not happening. There are no large groups protesting the support of this law.

    Close our border? Something thats never been done our nations history...Yeah that is gonna work...Not.
    We a great country because of the mix of people we have here from all over the world.

    And yes I still compare the roundups to Nazi Germany and the Jews. Because the Germans stood by as the Nazi cause was building and did nothing until it was too late, Had the Germans turned out by the thousands when the roundups first started happening and shut down Hitler maybe it could have been avoided.

    If our country can pass a law that allows roundups of certain kinds of people, that opens the door to other kinds of people we dont like. So lets round them up too. We cant start that.

    My son went to a recent protest in our city to rally against this law, he is 100 percent legal.
    Fortunately Cooler snarter heads are prevailing in this matter, to overturn this law and shut down Sherriff Joe.

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    200 illegal protesters + 1 legal protester = 1 protester

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    another question, how many of the protesters are legal?

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    and please forgive my type o's. I do not look at the screen when I type. I am not very good with a keyboard and still look at the board (hunt and peck) and there is no spell check here. Also for some reason my keys like to double letters and or miss them all together. besides I am sitting here having a few on a day off and I can even slurr my typing. LOL

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    The speed limit was reduced to save gas and money, had nothing to do with fatalities, that was a bonus, I do not know how old you are but I remember it because i was alive and remember the lines over the peace bridge into Canada to get gas.

    The media will never show those that support the law, it would not sell papers or raise ratings. The media is known to find those that share their views. Heaven forbid they broadcast or print the full truth instaed of swaying the public. Also you speak of police cheifs not sheriff's. Police cheifs are appointed by politicians and it does not matter how they feel, they must support the politicians views behind the scene or lose their job.

    People would not be rounded up because of their skin color, they must be detained for RAS of a crime for there to be a probe into their status. The sweeps you speak of are in areas that are known to have ILLEGALS and their is a crime being committed, same as other sweeps, drug sweeps in open air markets...... I find it VERY INSULTING that you compare the round ups with the Nazi's and the Jew's. The Jew's were not illegal and they were conducting genocide because they believed the Jew's were an lesser race and needed to be eliminated. If we were rounding up illegals to coduct medical tests or to line them up and shoot them I could somewhat agree but the fact of the matter is we are not killing them, WE JUST WANT THEM TO GO HOME AND DO IT THE RIGHT WAY, then they WILL BE WELCOME!! GET THEM OUT AND DO IT NOW, THEY ARE A STRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY, OUR SOCIAL SECURITY, OUR MEDICAL FACILITIES, OUR LAW ENFORCEMRNT SERVICES, OUR TAX SYSTEM, OUR HOUSING, OUR ROADS........

    This is a tool to help lessen the numbers of illegals I have a small thing to add that fits here i received in an email:

    Apparently the people in Washington are not

    aware of day to day happenings in this country!

    I'm a legal American citizen and I must show my ID when:
    1. Pulled over by the police.

    2. Making purchases on my department store credit card.

    3. When I show up for a doctor's appointment.
    4. When filling out a credit card or loan application.
    5. When applying for or renewing a driver's license or passport.
    6. When applying for any kind of insurance.
    7. When filling out college applications.
    8. When donating blood.
    9. When obtaining certain prescription drugs.

    10. When making some debit purchases, especially if I'm out of state.
    11. When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.

    12. WHEN CASHING A CHECK AT MY BANK

    13. When returning from a trip out of the U.S.A.

    I'm sure there are more instances,

    but the point is that we citizens of the USA

    are required to prove who we are nearly every day!

    Why should people in this country illegally, be exempt!!!!!

    Why shouldn't we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the world does?

    Go ARIZONA !!!

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    swatness123

    about 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    Attorney General Eric Holder is threateninga second lawsuit against Arizona for humanitarian and civil rights violations. Federal Judge Susan Bolton Has already gutted the new Arizona state law. Police chief's at Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tuscon have signed affidavits supporting the governments postion against the law. There are no other law enforcement agencies emulating Sheriff Joe because they know it is illegal.

    People are protesting this law by the thousands, not seen since the Vietnam war. Police officers across the state have filed lawsuits to have the law struck down. I disagree that the majority of the people want this law Based on what I just listed. The administrators do not want this law. Again, Go to your supervisor or chief and ask if you guys can do what Sheriff Joe does. He won't let it happen because he knows its illegal.


    And yes as police officers we do detain peoplefor investigation purposes which I have done mmany times myself. But I can gaurantee you that I have never detained anybody because they have brown skin or because they look mexican. I never will either. But if this law is upheld, that is exactly what is going to happen...Racial Profiling will be comitted time and time again. Detaining a person that may have committed a crime is one thing, But to swoop up a person in a roundup just because he looks mexican is something out Nazi Germany and the Jewish roundups.

    The withholding and destruction of documents is documented and part of the federal lawsuit.

    At any rate this law is still illegal and it is still going to be struck down and Joe will go.

    Just a side note... When the Government made the speed limit 55. The traffic fatality rate went way down nationwide. (how dare the Feds blackmail us into saving lives.)

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