Sheriff Joe: Obama Hasn't Deported Enough People

Tampa – America’s most famous sheriff, Joe Arpaio of Arizona, was milling about the Republican National Convention, pausing for photos and signing autographs for fans. As a tough-talking sheriff who loves the spotlight, Arpaio has built a substantial following with his record on immigration as well as his controversial police practices.

Arpaio is notorious for conducting large police sweeps in minority communities that tend to be heavily populated with legal and illegal immigrants. His actions as Maricopa County Sheriff have resulted in a class action civil rights lawsuit as well as federal investigations. He investigated the authenticity of the birth certificate of President Obama while his administration was deporting more immigrants than any president in history. Obama’s record on immigration, though, does not impress "America’s Toughest Sheriff."

"I think I gotta get some credit for that. I locked up 51,000 of 'em," Arpaio said when asked about the million-plus deportations that have taken place during the Obama administration.

Arpaio scoffed at the idea that Obama was tough on immigration scofflaws, suggesting Obama he isn’t deporting enough illegal immigrants.

"[Obama’s record deportations] shows you what a big problem we have. You can’t deport people if they’re not here illegally,” he said.

Even though Mitt Romney’s immigration policy fails to mention deportation, it gets a thumbs up from Arpaio.

"I think it's pretty good. No amnesty, nothing about the Dream Act," Arpaio continued. "I think he mentioned that when he becomes president he’s gonna look at the whole picture but that’s what has to happen."

It’s not just Obama’s handling of immigration issues that disappoint Arpaio, but also the president's handling of the drug war.

"When we talk about the border we shouldn’t just talk about immigration," he said. "In order to win the war on drugs and illegal immigration the president needs to make it a top priority in foreign countries and in the United States." 

Arpaio, a veteran of drug enforcement operations in Mexico, said that the federal government needs to step up its aid south of the border, so the legendarily corrupt and ineffective Mexican government can combat the drug war more efficiently.

When asked whether he thought the drug war was winnable he said, "Yeah, it will be tough but we can win it."

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  • Agammamon||

    How this POS is untouchable I'll never know. His prosecutor buddy got taken down but he gets away with raiding newspapers critical of him.

  • ||

    He runs Maricopa County, and the voters there like him enough to keep re-electing him. That's how he's untouchable.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Episiarch's preferred approach to being untouchable is to wear a coating of high-viscosity lubricant at all times. So people can technically touch him, they just can't maintain a solid grip on him.

  • ||

    I have intimacy issues!

  • bigwheel66||

    POS. how many lives has he saved? how many people in this country have been killed by illegal immigrants? thousands. your a scum sucking bottom feeder

  • mr simple||

    Is this guy still alive?

  • ||

    You can’t deport people if they’re not here illegally,” he said.


    What a slimy piece of shit. Now THAT'S isolationism.

    Arpaio will probably change his tune on Romney after he finds out about the Romney kid gave that speech in Spanish, then talked positively about immigrants.

  • bigwheel66||

    i hope your daughter gets raped by an illegal immigrant. we have a right to be protected from invasdion period what you are is another anti-american bottom feeeder

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    One more deportation would help, but Apraio isn't foreign-sounding enough to merit it.

  • Hugh Akston||

    He's used to desert climates, can we put him on the next Mars probe?

  • Alien Invader||

    He ain't living in my back yard.

  • Jerryskids||

    Sheriff Joe didn't dress up in his fancy white dress robes with the pointy hat to attend the convention?

  • Jerryskids||

    And the fact that he actually thinks the war on drug users (which is pretty much the entire human race ever since we evolved thumbs so we could hold beer mugs) is winnable shows how bat-shit insane the guy is.

  • Brian from Texas||

    Arpaio is the one who needs to be deported. Putin's Russia or North Korea could use his services I'm sure.

  • ||

    How about Cuba?

  • Harvard||

    How about Val Verde County?

  • Russell||

    Eastwood: "Politicians .... they're our employees.."

    I weep to think that 26 million of them are not unemployed .

  • Cytotoxic||

    This guy is the ultimate cop authoritarian POS. If Obama prosecuted him I'd have second thoughts about my preferences wrt Romney.

  • dinkster||

    "Yeah, it will be tough but we can win it."

    Senility, eh?

  • nordische amerindian||

    If the law was enforced at the border instead of having signs north of Casa Grande warning citizens the desert is controlled by armed smugglers, Old Joe wouldn't seem necessary.

  • Nate D||

    "I think I gotta get some credit for that. I locked up 51,000 of 'em,"

    Wow you caged 50000 people looking for a better life. Good for you.

  • bigwheel66||

    you ever heard of the rule of law go live in n korea. your a scumbag

  • Harvard||

    C'mon down to Del Rio, Texas Nate, and see what our cost is for their "better life". Maybe you could stfu and chip in with a few bucks, or offer your spare bedroom.

  • ||

    And the fact that he actually thinks the war on drug users http://www.airmaxsalle.com/hom.....-c-55.html (which is pretty much the entire human race ever since we evolved thumbs so we could hold beer mugs) is winnable shows how bat-shit insane the guy is.

  • Sonderegger||

    "I think it's pretty good. No amnesty, nothing about the Dream Act," Arpaio continued. "I think http://www.chaussuresfree.com/ he mentioned that when he becomes president he’s gonna look at the whole picture but that’s what has to happen."

    It’s not just Obama’s handling of immigration issues that disappoint Arpaio, but also the president's handling of the drug war.

  • Sonderegger||

    Arpaio is notorious for conducting large police sweeps in minority communities that tend to be heavily populated with legal and illegal immigrants. His actions as Maricopa County Sheriff have resulted in a class action civil rights http://hotsaleairmax.eklablog.com lawsuit as well as federal investigations. He investigated the authenticity of the birth certificate of President Obama while his administration was deporting more immigrants than any president in history. Obama’s record on immigration, though, does not impress "America’s Toughest Sheriff."

  • Sonderegger||

    It’s not just Obama’s handling of immigration issues that disappoint Arpaio, but also the president's handling of the drug war.

    "When we talk about the border we shouldn’t just talk about immigration," he said. "In order to win the war on drugs and illegal immigration the president needs to make it a top priority in foreign countries and in the United States."

    Arpaio, a veteran of drug http://www.chaussuresfree.com/.....-c-13.html enforcement operations in Mexico, said that the federal government needs to step up its aid south of the border, so the legendarily corrupt and ineffective Mexican government can combat the drug war more efficiently.

  • LakePir8||

    His statement about the so-called drug war: "Yeah, it will be tough but we can win it."

    This alone proves he's delusional. Maybe he should drug test every Maricopa County employee first? Locking up pot smokers is a real crime fighting hero.

    Until you understand the truth, you are not even living in reality.

  • Harvard||

    Go Joe!

  • bigwheel66||

    thank god people like joe believe in the rule of law and our constitution. without these we are like all the other third world countries. when enforcing ones borders and living within your means becomes extreme the country will soon fall. where in being free does it say you can live off your neighbor?

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