Arizona Sheriff Arpaio’s Office Arrests 6-Year-Old
Posted on Jun 18, 2012
A 6-year-old girl suspected of being in the U.S. illegally was arrested by the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona on Friday. Ironically, the arrest came just after President Obama announced he would make it easier for the children of undocumented immigrants to stay in this country.
Of Obama’s new policy, Arpaio said, “I suspect that this is politics to get the Hispanic vote.”
—Posted by Tracy Bloom
The Huffington Post:
The arrests came Friday night, the same day that Obama announced his administration would not deport young undocumented immigrants under certain circumstances.
Last week, Arpaio told ABC15 that his office still plans to arrest undocumented immigrants with the same fervor that has made him a nationally known law enforcement figure.
“I think people from Mexico are now going to feel, ‘Hey come on in and we’ll get by with it.’ But it won’t happen in this county. They will still be arrested,” Arpaio said.
Photo by Gage Skidmore
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, shown speaking at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix last year, has condemned Obama’s new immigration policy.