Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sheriff To Feds: What Part Of 'Illegal' Don't You Understand?



Agents of the schizophrenic U.S. government put their lives on the line everyday along the Mexican border chasing illegal immigrants streaming across the border. Most of them are coming here to seek a better quality of life. But others are trafficking in drugs and are dangerous people. The recent killing of a Border Patrol agent serves to graphically and tragically illustrate this.

But in Arizona, the feds are telling the cantankerous sheriff of Maricopa County to stop arresting illegal immigrants who haven't done anything else wrong.

Predictably Sheriff Joe Arpaio is defiantly ignoring the feds. He says he has sworn to uphold the laws and if people are illegal in his county, then he's going to continue ordering his deputies to arrest them.

What does our public policy say? If you are in the country illegally and caught in close proximity to the border then you're incarcerated and shipped back? But if you manage to make it north three hours by car to Phoenix then you're permitted to stay in the country without fear of arrest and deportation?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

"What Part Of 'Illegal' Don't You Understand"

I love this guy. Upholding the law. What a concept.

Anonymous said...

The Feds should know how he works. He worked for them for years.

He gets reelected by massive amounts. The people love him.

You have to love his tent cities. He says if it's okay of our men and women in the military, it's okay for our crooks, and don't forget about the pink underwear.

Anonymous said...

Or if you make it to S.F. or any number of cities that break federal law and embrace illegals. How's that working out for you California?

Deborah Young

Anonymous said...

Or if you make it up to Washington State, you can set up your meth cartels and murder anyone who gets in your way.

I like the way he thinks. If people are here illegally, they're here illegally. I wouldn't sneak into another country and NOT expect to be arrested and deported. There are ways to enter the U.S. legally. Citizens of Mexico are perfectly free to do it that way, but they choose another route, then act like victims when they're caught and deported back to their homeland. Duh.

Anonymous said...

I got married in Ghana on December 31, 2007. After dicking us around for a year and a half, Immigration has finally gotten around to informing us that my Petition for Alien Relative for my wife may not be approved for years. Guess that's what we get for playing by the rules.

Patrick Hahn

Anonymous said...

Agents of the schizophrenic U.S. government put their lives on the line everyday along the Mexican border chasing illegal immigrants streaming across the border. Most of them are coming here to seek a better quality of life. But others are trafficking in drugs and are dangerous people.

Maybe the problem here is the way Sheriff Arpaio is doing his job. Dozens of people have died in Arpaio's custody, and Maricopa County has had to shell out over $40 million in legal costs and settlements in unlawful death cases. Priorities...

Rob St. Amant

Anonymous said...

"Agents of the schizophrenic U.S. government . . . "

Ah, that line is just priceless, LMFAO!

This guy has his head on straight and is actually doing his job, we need MORE people like him.

@ Patrick: See, that is just messed up, you and yours are doing it RIGHT, why are you being jerked around for it?

Anonymous said...

The feds have taken on a "Politically Correct" line that is NOT constitutional nor legal. They seem to think their "weight" bears burdon of proof as if laws are meaningless. I am glad we have a few people left in this great nation that believe the letter of the law is more important than getting votes for this party or that one. Thank G-d for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his approach to doing the Job for which he was elected and took an oath of office to serve. The Southern Gentleman

fnthngs said...

Since when do the Feds get the right to circumvent the laws to a sherriff doing his Job????

Anonymous said...

people put there lives on the line to make a living in line of duty.
Illegal entry to a country is not prmitted and dangerous for the immigrant and the forces trying to up hold the law of the land.

one must be equiped to deal with such situations, mentaly.

people may enter another country crossing borders (land) may be to sell drugs or may be for a better life dream, nevertheless these are real people, people with dreams,people who desire change and people who feel there is green grass on the other side (but is there).
Offcourse these people have to be tackled, but to put these people behind bars or ill treatment is not recomended. these people must be treated accoring to there age and understanding, then perhaps a college course to under stand what is at stake rather then just arresting them,
Its dificult situation requiring much wider understanding,offcourse we dont have immigrants in europe, what i mean is taht they are all one now, perhaps this is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

people put there lives on the line to make a living in line of duty.
Illegal entry to a country is not prmitted and dangerous for the immigrant and the forces trying to up hold the law of the land.

one must be equiped to deal with such situations, mentaly.

people may enter another country crossing borders (land) may be to sell drugs or may be for a better life dream, nevertheless these are real people, people with dreams,people who desire change and people who feel there is green grass on the other side (but is there).
Offcourse these people have to be tackled, but to put these people behind bars or ill treatment is not recomended. these people must be treated accoring to there age and understanding, then perhaps a college course to under stand what is at stake rather then just arresting them,
Its dificult situation requiring much wider understanding,offcourse we dont have immigrants in europe, what i mean is taht they are all one now, perhaps this is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Hey, don't worry about it........... Obama will, with one sweep of his pen, one glance at the teleprompters and a massive press conference make it all right by making them legal!!!

You know, calling them 'undocumented workers' doesn't cut it. If the were not lawful entrants to the country, and defy the laws by remaining surely they are illegal? If something is illegal, against the LAW, then it is surely the legal responsibility of those PAID to uphold the law must enforce it ..... simple!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a complex issue that cannot be effectively addressed with simplistic thinking.

The Sheriff of Maricopa County has well-defined jurisdictional responsibilities and limitations to which he and his office should adhere if we are to be able to rely on an orderly society. As Rob points out, there are justifiable questions about how this public official and his deputies go about their jobs; I'd just as soon let the Immigration and Naturalization Service handle the job of identifying and dealing with people living in the US illegally.

Giving any yahoo with a gun and a badge unfettered authority to enforce his or her own personal sense of justice is a recipe for disaster.

Lonnie Lazar

Anonymous said...

Every time I see a picture of Joe Arpaio, I puke just a little bit in my mouth. I live in the state where our aging, fearful, racist population pretty much keeps him in power no matter what.

He looks like the people who vote for him - he's old, wrinkled, and white. I think his constituents like that.

Anonymous said...

ARPIO FOR PRESIDENT--- (or at leasT Head of Homeland Security :) U GO JOE !!
And let's get rid of "press 1 for English or'2' for Spanish"+free government publications in spanish+free spanish interpreters+free spanish TV and radio....If wetbacks want the service -- let them pay for it...... *!!$!%*@% Why doesn't everybody learn to speak english in America?..signed SHEMAGirl

Anonymous said...

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