Skip to comments.‘Joe’s Law’: Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Strategy to Derail Amnesty for Illegals Enrages the Left
Posted on 05/18/2013 6:38:15 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing an unprecedented campaign to recall him from office. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career.
Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's Sheriff, and willing to spend Congressional-level funds to defeat him?
Well for starters, Sheriff Joe is the biggest national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. He has refused to back down from enforcing the immigration laws most law enforcement officials ignore, even in the face of attacks by race-baiting activists and lawsuits from the Obama Administration. His 'Tent City', pink underwear and cheap eats for inmates are legendary across America.
In addition, Sheriff Joe has taken a strong stand against Federal gun control - further angering the Left. Joe deployed his Posse to defend schools from would-be madmen like the one who targeted the kids in Newtown. He also said he would refuse to enforce any new gun-control laws from Washington - by far the largest county Sheriff to do so.
But perhaps the real reason Sheriff Joe is endlessly (and expensively) targeted is because he aggressively pursues a strategy that hits at the very heart of amnesty proponents. Arpaio systematically conducts workplace raids on companies discovered to have employees who gained employment by using fake or stolen IDs. Those illegal aliens who are arrested in his raids are typically charged with felonies. And any illegals who are convicted of or plea to a felony are put on the fast-track for deportation, or at the very least are barred from ever gaining citizenship or legal status under any version of "immigration reform" legislation. They are even barred from Obama's DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Understandably, this has enraged the Left.
The worksite raids began in 2008, after Arizona passed an employer-sanctions law meant to impose civil penalties on companies that knowingly hire undocumented workers. The Obama DOJ, La Raza and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce all challenged the law but Arizona prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011. But starting in 2008, Sheriff Arpaio and the Maricopa County Attorney decided to use the new law to crack down on workers using false documents and charge them with identity theft. This strategy would ensure that a criminal record would keep illegal aliens from ever obtaining citizenship.
Arpaio has conducted 71 such workplace raids since 2008, arresting many hundreds of illegal alien identity thieves in the process. Workers are often charged with multiple counts of identity theft, typically a Class 4 felony, and offered plea bargains to a lower charge, such as taking the identity of another, a Class 6 violation. But even with such a conviction, they are typically guaranteed to be deported, and regardless, can never gain legal status in the U.S. under any current or proposed legislation.
"Joe's Law" has had an outsized impact on illegal immigration in Arizona. Maricopa County may be just one county, but it is the 4th largest in the United States. And Arpaio and his deputies arrest a staggering 25% of all illegals detained by law enforcement each year in the U.S. Coupled with the landmark immigration law SB1070, Joe's Law has sent illegal alien fleeing from the state. Since 2008, when Arpaio began his raids, an estimated 200,000 illegal aliens have fled Arizona, according to DHS data. By contrast, since Obama took office, he has slashed worksite enforcement by over 70%.
There is nothing to stop other states from following Joe's lead. Arizona-style employer sanctions and ID theft laws, with Sheriffs willing to prosecute illegals for felony crimes, is the model for states whose legislatures want to enforce the rule of law, in opposition to the Obama Administration's multiple channels of amnesty.
The Left is seething at Sheriff Joe's actions. In a piece in Salon.com, Arpaio is lambasted for "cheating immigration reform" and "shattering dreams of immigrants", when of course he is merely doing what every Sheriff, police chief and ICE ought to be doing: enforcing the laws on the books.
The group behind the Arpaio recall, Puente, is quoted in the Salon piece:
Excerpt....click here for the full article.
If the LefTards are ‘enraged’, then he’s doin’ it RIGHT! :)
He not only feeds his inmates on less that $1 a day, he feeds them green bologna sandwiches. (If you don't like green dye on your bologna, don't come back!)
For TV they had the food channel or the weather channel, but only when they pedaled a bicycle with a generator on it.
Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee is my hero.
The “left” (Communists) are really counting on that 33.1 million votes amnesty is going to get them. That will put the “DemocRAT” Party in control for many, many moons.
LORD, may YOU cause great favor to fall upon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. May YOU thwart every evil plan to remove him from office and may no arrow formed against him prosper. In JESUS name we pray. Amen.
Amen! I am in agreement and I hope others will be as well.
Where two or more. . . . .
He’s right up there, too!
“The left is seething at Sheriff Joe’s actions...”
The left is made up of the most psychotic, viscerally hateful individuals that have ever populated the universe.
Amen! I include Sheriff Joe in my prayers every night.
He also has a team dedicated to finding the Pretender’s birth certificate.
We praise those willing to speak and act, we support them. What if we became them?
We have the leaders, we must earn to be more than an audience clapping.
How do we remove ourselves from the comfort zone?
You said it well.
Revelation says “so, because you are lukewarm-neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of My mouth.
Good article. Great sheriff.
However, a small beef or two with his campaing: I get the emails to give, but I prefer to send an old-fashioned paper check (in the mail).
No clear mailing address on the emails I receive, and the phone number listed gives me a not a working number message or some such thing.
Anyone more savvy than me able to post his campaign’s mailing address, please?
Also, anyone connected with his campaign, please advise them to use a good number on their campaign financial support solicitation emails.
Bottom line: Praying for a Sheriff Joe victory!
La Raza (The Race) hates Sheriff Arpaio. The only reason that they haven’t taken him out is because everyone would know who did it.
damn, i am going to send money for his re-election this time!