Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County,
Ariz., is a straight-talking sheriff with decades of experience and a proven
track record of effectively enforcing immigration law that the federal
government has refused to enforce for almost seven years.
No wonder President Barack Obama hates
him so much.
So much, in fact, that his Justice Department is now going to oversee every raid
Arpaio’s department makes on work sites.
Laughably, the DOJ claimed that its role will be to ensure the sheriff’s
deputies are abiding by the Constitution. When such considerations became
important to the Obama administration remains a mystery.
In addition to the federal oversight, which is reportedly a permanent addition
to — or, more accurately, a subtraction from — law enforcement efforts in
Maricopa County, Arpaio will henceforth be required to provide services such as
classes to inmates of his county
jails in Spanish as well as English.
The changes are part of a settlement regarding a discrimination complaint lodged
against Arpaio’s department by the Obama administration two years ago.
“(T)hese agreements ensure that progress continues and the constitutional rights
of the people of Maricopa County will be protected for the long term,” Deputy
Assistant Attorney General Mark Kappelhoff said with, as far as we know, a
According to The
Washington Times, the federal government has been working to “push Sheriff
Arpaio out of the business of enforcing laws against illegal immigrants.”
Apparently, failing to enforce laws is not sufficient for the Obama
administration, which will not rest until no one else is enforcing them, either.
“The sheriff’s office said it would comment ‘at the appropriate time’ on the
deal,” The Times reported.
We can only assume that the “appropriate time” will be when Sheriff Joe can
speak about President Obama’s coddling of dangerous illegal immigrants using
something other than four-letter words.
Friday, July 17th, 2015