Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be facing an onslaught of negative ads and out-of-state activists funded by leftist billionaire George Soros bent on his defeat, but it isn’t stopping him from doing his job.
Sheriff Joe’s deputies captured 11 illegal aliens and three U.S. citizens smuggling them into the country during a traffic stop – the kind that the Obama Administration and ACLU want to stop him from performing so illegals can go free. Two of the three smugglers were armed with semi-automatic weapons and have extensive criminal records, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.
This brings Joe’s three-day total to 28 illegals and smugglers - ALL of whom were headed for states other that Arizona.
[Above: 4 of the Mexican illegals apprehended by Arpaio deputies in Phoenix]
The 11 Mexican nationals in the vehicle admitted to paying between $2,800 and $3,000 to be illegally smuggled into the U.S., sheriff’s investigators said. Their destinations were Georgia, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey and Florida. The group admitted to crossing illegally into Arizona through Altar, MCSO said.
These patterns are typical. Arizona is the principal gateway for illegal entry into the U.S. Thanks to Arizona’s tough immigration laws, 80% of illegals captured by Sheriff Joe and his deputies are headed for other states. And since Arpaio’s department captures a staggering 25% of all illegals caught in the U.S. each year, Joe doesn’t just keep illegal alien rapists, robbers, gangbangers and identity thieves out of Arizona – he also keeps criminals from threatening cities and towns across America.
Which is exactly why the open-borders left wants him out of the way.