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!
he’s my sheriff. i am happy to vote for him.
Moving to Az. in June. We need many more Sheriff Joesâs all across the country.
We have some leaders but not enough of them to fend off the left-wing media attack dogs.
The Sheriff needs us all to send whatever we can, when we can to help him stay in office, and do the job for us that he is doing. Doesn’t matter if he’s in Arizona, he’s working for us all in his way.
The Left wants amnesty. They want those millions of votes.
The Left needs amnesty to put their minority party over the top. They played their BS tactic in 2008 to win, and played their dirty tricks, and fraud tactics now unfolding in Congress in 2012 to win, so they need amnesty to buttress their numbers before the next election to win again.
WE CANNOT ALLOW THEM TO WIN AGAIN. We should have been wiser this last time.
It is wise, IMO, to wait for the proper time.
But while we wait, we must also speak out at every opportunity.
To do less would show disrespect for patriots such as Sheriff Joe.
Leaders lead. Leaders do not fend off attackers on their own...they lead others to the cause.
We can't sit back and let “leaders” do it all.
We must follow.
Who is Sheriff Joe following?
Sheriff Joe is the “man” for conservatism. with the possible exception of Gov. Walker in wi, there is no more effective and efficient acting conservative in office *on the planet* then Sheriff Joe. he is attacking the statists on every level possible and he is doing it as a local office holder, which makes it even more amazing. so i will write him yet another check. as long as he asks, i’ll send more help. may God bless and and keep him and all the other great conservative Sheriffs still standing tall in America.
remember: the tea party is grass roots. we continue to work from the bottom up first and foremost.
Alleluia. May God save Joe Arpaio and all our brave sheriffs. Amen.
I found this on his home page.
Gov. Perry may be a good ol boy to many Texans, but his fantasy of a secure border in Texas is just another politicians money pit idea that will have little or no effect.
The US/Mexico Border is over 2, 000 miles long, with 1200 of those miles in Texas.
The securing of the border is not the problem.
The loss of our tax money is the problem. It is all about the money, our tax money.
Mexicans and other alien illegal invaders enter the USA for Welfare and Wages.
Rubio must deny Welfare to aliens and aggressively collect fines from US employers of $1,000 per hired alien illegal invader, per day.
Other necessary effective additions to the Rubio 8 Senate Gangsters Bill are repeal and abolish the Anchor Baby Law, and the Treat for Free Hospital Emergency Room Law.
BTW, what Welfare and Wages treatment would US Legal Citizens receive in Mexico if we illegally invaded Mexico?
The bottom line is that the US Border Invasion by illegal aliens has overwhelmed the USA since 1986, and now it is all about the money, our tax money - - - .
Remember Mexican Go HOME Day each May Fifth.
A hearty AMEN! May those who try to harm him in any way feel Your wrath and be thwarted in their endeavors. May they come to naught! The same for this administration, Lord, we pray that the Evil one is not victorious, that their efforts to fundamentally change America to a Marxist/Communist country will all be in vain.
He reminds me of a woman who was driving in the lane next to me two days ago.
We were merging into one lane because of construction.
When it was my turn to merge, she got about a foot from the vehicle in front of her so that I couldn’t get in. Lol!
So I looked over at her (politely) and she turned to me and, looking for all the world like the guy in this photo, yelled, “NOOOOOOOO!!!!”
I DIED LAUGHING!!!! ROFL!!!
When I laughed it enraged her even more!
After merging behind her, I gave her a big smile every time she glared at me in her mirrors.
The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands
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