Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Human Smuggling Unit arrested 17 illegal aliens over 48 hours – including 2 smugglers, in the north valley region.
The illegals had paid the smugglers between $1,000 and $2,000 each to be smuggled across the border. Demonstrating how Arizona is a critical gateway for the entire nation, most of those arrested were heading to locations in the east: Mississippi, Virginia, Florida, Georgia and New Jersey. They are now headed to Sheriff Joe’s Tent City instead. Way to go, Joe!
But the shocking detail of this arrest is the history of the two smugglers, and what it says about he disgraceful situation at our Southern border.
The two smugglers had been deported a combined 27 times! One smuggler, Ivan Lara-Roque, has been deported 13 times, and had been permanently banned from entering the United States (boy, that really stopped him, huh?). The other smuggler had been deported 14 times – the latest just one week earlier out of Colorado! That smugglers also admitted to 5 additional border crossings without being apprehended.
Sheriff Arpaio says, “We must put an end to the revolving door involving the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens entering our country. These arrests point out what a sieve our border security and enforcement really is.”
Well, thanks to Sheriff Joe’s unique law enforcement approach, these smugglers no longer have to worry about being deported for a long time. Right now, their only concern is what size pink underwear they will be wearing in Tent City.
If every county sheriff in America took the rule of law this seriously, we would quickly gain the upper hand against illegal immigration.
Sheriff Arpaio is effective at stopping illegals at the main entry point into the United States, which is why the Justice Department, La Raza and left-wing political rivals want him out of the way, and will spare no effort to try and bring him down. We stand with Sheriff Joe.