Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, known through out the country for his no nonsense stance on illegal immigrants in his home county, has been reprimanded by the Obama Administration.
Sheriff Arpaio (better know simply as Sheriff Joe) and his deputies were authorized by the federal government to detain, question and verify the status of suspected illegal immigrants in the area. After receiving a litany of complaints from
Paco Fabian, spokesman for America's Voice, was pleased with the Obama Administration and had the following to say: "The federal government is lending its full force and legitimacy to a rogue cop certain to go down in history as a serial violator of civil rights and an enemy of the Latino community." The vast majority of individuals Sheriff Joe dealt with were ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and thus had no civil liberties or rights. Those individuals who he did question who were American citizens ceded certain of their liberties to the federal government under the Social Contract in order to secure a safe nation and indefinitely ensure their rights. This has been the case since the inception of our nation, just because you throw the PC term of "racial profiling" in the mix doesn't change the facts.
Side note: It's not racial profiling. Being Hispanic or Mexican isn't a race, it's an ethnicity people.
The article further sympathizes with illegal immigrants by stating: "...But critics of the programme say it wastes police resources needed to fight street crime, promotes racial profiling of Hispanics, targets peaceful workers, breaks up families and breeds distrust of police among immigrants, who become afraid to report crime for fear they will be asked for immigration papers."
The last time I checked it was a crime to be in the country illegally. Moreover, it is the members of the Mexican mafia that are the cause of the violence and street crimes in the vast majority of these border towns in Texas and California.
Sheriff Joe's actions are not targeting peaceful workers,they are targeting individuals who are illegally in the country. Irrespective of how you try to spin it to invoke sympathy from the American people, this is what's happening. Same goes for the remainder of that quote...I'm sorry, but individuals who are here legally do not fear being asked for immigration papers. Who is scared of handing over documents? Is that some strange phobia that has taken over the hispanic community that I'm not privy to? And individuals who do not report crimes to the police for whatever reason, lack the moral character to be citizens of this country.
I had a pretty good understanding of immigration very young age having been born in Juarez, Mexico. I knew that there was a difference between LPR status and citizenship and understood the responsibilities, rights and obligations that came with the latter...as should they.