Joe Arpaio Retaliates Against Katherine Figueroa, Hits Uncle Sam's with Immigration Raid

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Chuy
Arpaio holding court after arresting dangerous cooks, busboys and dishwashers at Uncle Sam's on Wednesday

Remember when Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer Tim Casey told federal Judge G. Murray Snow that, "The MCSO is out of the federal immigration enforcement business"?

That was during a hearing in June following Snow's ruling in Melendres v. Arpaio that the MCSO is guilty of racial profiling. Snow has ordered the MCSO to end its unconstitutional targeting of Latinos.

Well, Casey can eat his words, as Arpaio's goons raided two locations of the local family restaurant Uncle Sam's on Wednesday, arresting 10 people on state charges of ID theft and forgery.

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Those taken into custody likely are undocumented, and so must use false identities and social security numbers to work at spots like Uncle Sam's.

You know, making the food you have eaten, cleaning the dishes you have dirtied, and emptying the trash bins you have filled.

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Chuy
Joe, really, time for a new toupee...

The raid, the first of its kind since Snow's watershed ruling in May, wherein he enjoined the MCSO from enforcing federal civil immigration law, was in clear retaliation for U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's cutting 13 year-old Katherine Figueroa's parents a break Wednesday, administratively closing their case.

Katherine's parents Sandra and Carlos were arrested by MCSO thugs during a similar immigration raid on Phoenix's Lindstrom Family Auto Wash in 2009. At the time, Katherine was nine, and watched her mom and dad being zip-tied and led away on local TV.

Her tearful appeal to President Obama for help was filmed by videographer Dennis Gilman and activist Lydia Guzman. Gilman's YouTube video later went viral.

Katherine went on to testify before Congress and participate in pro-immigration demonstrations in Phoenix.

Her quest to free her parents became part of the award-winning documentary Two Americans, by filmmakers Valeria Fernandez and Dan DeVivo, wherein her actions are contrasted with Arpaio's.


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armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Any action by state authorities that results in the arrest of foreign nationals using forged or stolen documents is to be applauded and encouraged. You go, Joe - America loves you!

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Simply deport the illegals and put the employer on trial,case closed and now onto the next one.If Washington passes the immigration law the illegal immigrant will self deport because it will be open season on businesses who think they can continue to hire those people.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Why isn't this lowlife scumbag criminal Arpaio in prison?

Why do the amoral bigoted racist maggots of Maricopa continue to elect this piece of shit?

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

One minute he is passing out pizza and ice cream the next he s raining on peoples parades....sounds like dementia ..should try to recall him again...this time for too old to do the job...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Joe Arpaio is such a hateful old man.

These raids are reminiscent of the days when Hitler ordered the mass roundup of German Jewish citizens.

The deputies could be referred to as the Storm troopers, the posse as the Gestapo or the SS.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

72 raids, thousands of families damaged and millions of tax dollars spent and not one victim. 

That is a fact. 

Raid number 73 and and the worlds most corrupt sheriff says he has some real victims? 

Don't hold your breath. 

s_bogal
s_bogal

i have been reading comments about how honest these people were and how terrible this is for their family.  if these people are so honest, why have they been living here illegally all this time? also, people do not just make up a social security number. they steal them. social security numbers have a history to them. they are listed in all kinds of computers. like, for example, the irs. these so-called honest illegals never filed taxes? if they  had, a 'made up' number would have set off red flags countrywide on the computers. the one thing, the ONLY thing i support arpio on is his stand on immigration. racial profiling? it is done all over the world, every single day. why is it only wrong if and American does it?  ~~~ " The only recourse for the undocumented, their attorneys, as well as activists and concerned citizens, is to follow the example of the Figueroas, Puente, and Salvatierra, and fight." WRONG, WRONG AND WRONG. they do have the recourse of coming into this country legally. as illegals, not undocumented, call them what they are, illegal, they have the choice of coming into this country legally. they choose to break the law by coming here illegally, and continue to break the law by staying in this country illegally. it is a travesty to justice that the u s president should support law breakers instead of law enforcers.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

YALL NEED TO RESPECT WHAT THE GOOD SHERIFF HAS DONE.  THANK YOU SHERIFF FOR GOIN' AFTER THESE LAW BREAKERS WHO STEAL OTHER FOLKS IDENTITIES.  FOLKS ID THEFT IS A MAJOR CORRUPTION THAT HAPPENS ALL OVER WHERE ILLEGALS ARE.  AND ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL I KNOW I DONT HAVE TO TELL YALL THAT BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT BY NOW THAT WHATS IN THE LAW BOOK IS WHAT THE GOOD SHERIFF WILL ENFORCE AND IF YOU DONT LIKE THE LAW THEN LEAVE MY PRECIOUS STATE AND GO BACK TO LIBERAL CALIFORNIA  OR BACK EAST WHERE YALL ALL ARE FROM.  THANK YOU.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

The fact is that Sandra and Carlos, who worked at the same place for 10 years used made up SSN's. They were not stolen,  We can believe them or YPS and JAFFY.   

The Figueroa's are the most honest people I've ever had the honor of knowing.   

They are real Americans with real names and lives and damn fine ones at that.  We should be welcoming them to this country instead of branding them as felons.   

Yet with any police state action, after 73 times (and god knows how many millions of tax dollars) you would think even the worlds dumbest Sheriff would find someone to play victim.  73 of these raids on workers and Arpaio finally found one...or two? 

We'll see. 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

"This time the victims of identity theft R willing to testify to ensure a conviction to prosecute" these were the words mumbled by the FETID FOOL on camera after the "immigration raid". Probably by now a casting was conducted to pick some of the "victims" that R going to act or better yet probably some of the posse members R volunteering to act as the victims, and if the "victims" R going 2 testify, I hope that Counsel makes sure those R the real victims and NOT BOGUS VICTIMS. (IF U KNOW WHAT I MEAN)

azweasel
azweasel

It's all abouf arresting illegals and nothing more. Your fat fucking hero hasn't had his greasy mug in front of the camera for a while so I guess he was due.

robert_graham
robert_graham

The raid doesn't enforce federal immigration law, it enforces state identity theft laws and it is legitimate.  I suppose you are saying that deputies should be required to ignore crimes of identity theft if the suspects are Hispanic and that deputies should not be allowed to pull over drivers who are Hispanic even if they break our traffic laws. Sorry but you will not get a free pass. So now, who's your daddy?

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Dennis-  It's against the law to use someone else's personal information.

You'd have people believe that no one has been victimized by these scenarios where someone is just using the SSN for gainful employment. This is a lie.

A person applying for (or receiving) disability checks are victims when benefits are denied due to another who is paying into the system using the victims information is a rampant problem.

A person who is receiving unemployment benefits is in jeapordy of losing those benefits when the system shows they are gainfully employed, simply because someone else is leeching their SSN.

It's not beneficial for someone else to take on your Identity. There have been cases where the theives using other's identity DO apply for and receive benefits that they are NOT entitled to. This occurs with great frequency when the theives use SSN's of those who are dead and recently born.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Just remember that if Arpaio became aware that illegal alien Canadians or Japanese or Chinese or French or Swedish were stealing IDS and working under assumed names, he'd go after them too but I think you'll be hard pressed to find workplace ID thieves here other than Mexican's.  There is nothing racist about the raids just like it's not racist to go after black crack houses.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Somebody please find and slap that little "brain-dead" bitch Katerine Figueroa.  It's her parent's fault they were arrested because they are illegal aliens illegally working in this country using stolen ID's.  I cannot believe that you morons think it should be okay for people to do that. 

You stomp your feet like little babies and cry "but they only want a better life for themselves and their families", but what about unemployed American citizens who want a better life for themselves and their families?  They must get the jobs first.  What gives you the audacity to say that illegal aliens should not have to go to the back of the line?

Now, didn't I recently tell you all that another raid will be coming soon?  You didn't believe me did you?  Uncle Sam's was Arpaio's 73rd workplace enforcement raid and number 74 will be next real soon. In case you are too stupid to understand, it is a crime to steal people's identities. 

I commend and thank Sheriff Arpaio for that raid.  Think what you want but it would have happened even if there was no such person as Katherine Figueroa so don't try to pass it off as retaliation against anybody.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@armandocdll81 Well if he's to be applauded and encouraged  HERE  GOES .............You go Joe .......yes go  to the other side of the continent where you can be appreciated for your Racism and prejudice and bigotry. YUP LET's GET up and go joe far away where YOUR KIND ARE NEEDED.................. LIKE MAYBE RUSSIA OR GERMANY  ..........Your fuhrer looking face turns my stomach

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

@DonkeyHotay Because they're sick and tired of morally repugnant Third World miscreants defecating all over their communities. Just a thought, dumb-ass. 

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

@MaskedMagician1967 Except that the Jews in question were German citizens, not foreign nationals spitting on our immigration laws and sneering at lawful immigrants. 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@s_bogal, U need 2 go back under UR rock where U came from, clearly U have no idea of what U R posting, did U take UR meds? according 2 U, SS #s R listed in all kinds of computers, like the irs; dude U R a fucking genius!!. 4 UR info., it is UNDOCUMENTED, illegals R the 1s that don't belong to this continent, who came to this continent FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT, ILLEGALY ENTERING IT.  ARPAYASO SHURF  is a well known RACIST, U R righ in choosing him as UR hero. The President will never support a FETID FOOL. GO BACK UNDER UR ROCK DUDE.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

IN case you have nt noticed people are getting slaughtered across the border everyday..imigrants are being shot and killed for not being a drug mule for the cartels..women are being killed for not paying the cartels.  Everyone and anyone may be killed these days in mexico....167 were taken off busses and shot ?  because someone in the cartel thought they where reinforcements  headed for theire adversaries..Organized crime is alive and well..in mexico..includin human trafficking..organ trafficking..drug trafficing..extotion..child kidnappings..you name it..it s happening in mexico ..AND  IF JOE ARPAIO IS SO TOUGH...LIKE HE SAYS HE IS ...WHY DOESNT HE GO TO MEXICIO...AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL THIS KILLING AND THE TAKING OF SO MANY LIVES...WHY? BECAUSE HE ONLY PICKS ON THE WEAK AND TIRED..THE ONES THAT CAN T DEFEND THESELVES..THAT ARE WORKING FOR A LIVING....I READ A STORY  in THE PAPER WHER A MAN ESCAPED CAPTIVITY ONLY BECAUSE HIS CAPTORS SHOT HIM IN THE NECK>>AND HE PLAYED DEAD FOR A WHILE...TILL  HE GOT UP AND RAN FOR MILES TO AUTHORITIES....AND HOW  PROSPECTIVE NEW CATELS WHERE GIVEN A VICTIM STILL ALIVE..BOUN AND STILL TIED..FOR THEM TO KILL...SO THAT THEY WOULD LOOSE THEIRE FEAR OSF KILLING...WELL SOUNDS LIKE THEIRES A JOB FOR YOU ACROSS THE BORDER...MR>TOUGH GUY..WOOOOOO....

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK, YALL TOOTHLESS HILLBILLIES, THINK BFORE U POST UR DRIVEL, TELL ME WHO'S IDENTITIES HAVE BEEN STOLEN, SO FAR NO VICTIMS HAVE EMERGED FROM THOSE 72 PRIOR RAIDS. U R JUST REGURGITATING WHAT U HEAR FROM THAT FETID RACIST FOOL AND HIS PR MACHINE. MAJOR CORRUPTION IS WHAT UR HERO DOES, WHICH IS ILLEGAL, AND ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL, BESIDES , WHAT U KNOW ABOUT LAWS?, PROBABLY THE ONLY ONES U KNOW R THE ONES THAT THE EVIL SHURF ENFORCES  AND MIGHT GENERATE A PROFIT, OTHERWISE HE DOESN'T MOVE HIS STINKY FAT ASS. IF U DON'T LIKE WHAT I POST, THEN DON.T COME TO THIS BLOG SITE, STAY UP OVER UR HILL PLAYING WITH UR GOATS AND JAFFY TO HOW HIDE THE SALAMI. YALL TOOTHLESS HILLBILLIES JUST COME HERE FUSSIN'. THANK U REDNECK.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@HILLFOLKREDNECK Hey you redneck jerk-off Since when is the State of Arizona ........YOUR PRECIOUS STATE ?Are you Indian .I don't think so nor were you born and raised here ....Why don't YOU go back where You came from and give us common folk a break from your stupidity.Your goat is making funny noises in the background.... Did you stick it's hind legs in your boots again ? COCHINO Fact of the matter is you and your fire and brimstone preaching has just about peaked around here . I was born and raised here and don't take kindly to your bullshit (go back where you came from) Fuck you and the white fuhrer that you idolize PEACE!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Hillfolk, you are aware Arpaio is from Massachusetts right? So is Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@IdontRecall  I am interested in how this will pan out. The problem I am seeing is what were these "victims" victims of? Having their social security info show more income? That will only raise the amount they receive when they retire.  Even McCain has admitted that undocumented workers have contributed to our social security finances and has only helped its problems without hurting it. The best Arpaio can hope for is he actually found someone alive who these workers used their ss number to work. And that wont even matter to their credit. It will only help their retirement. 

If these folks were committing bank fraud, or credit fraud Arpaio would've done his press conferance in front of Bank of America instead of Uncle Sams.  It would be a very popular thing for him to do and we all know how he craves the attention. 

But Arpaio wouldn't hesitate to arrest an undocumented person for any of those things. Nickel Bag Joe never does though. 

My guess is these "victims" will take the same path as Arpaio's Corn Vender/cartel investigation: It will go no where.  

Arpaio games the system the way the most notorious criminals in history have. 

cassityg32
cassityg32

What about the numerous oriental nail techs with illegal nail tech licenses? Why aren't those salons raided if they are so equal as to their busts?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol, ya, i feel safer already from those dangerous people working hard to support families..meanwhile, 70% of MCSO cases are open and being ignored. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

YPS, how is it the state Department of Revenue and the IRS miss these?

I ask because SSN's are issued by the SSA, a federal agency.

The SSN is then seized by an undocumented immigrant and used to gain employment.

The immigrant then pays state and federal taxes on the salary they draw.

Then the immigrant files tax forms to both the state and the IRS.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

The statement you made that these SSN's that are being used are not valid SSN's is a lie.

If you are really interested in finding out the identity of the victims in these cases, show up to the court hearings. It's your right as a citizen to do so.

Is Identity theft the crime of the century? No. Is Arpaio exploiting these arrests for personal gain and fame? Yes. Could resources be more effectively used? Yes.

Fight the battle using facts rather than name calling, berating, lying and making fallacious emotional appeals. You might be more successful and less angry.

cassityg32
cassityg32

Or entails do it ALL THE TIME & have for years!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK. As ignorant as always, U should think B4 U post idiot. The FETID FOOL will ignore them if he knows about those other races, 4 something he is a.k.a."NICKEL BAG JOE" 'cause he always would go 4 low hanging fruit, he'll get his stinky ass handed back to him if he goes after those races, besides Japanese and Chinese already got their share, only U R to ignorant to know that. BTW, have U found UR "Illegal" daddy yet? U should put some flyers out with UR picture on it saying: "Daddy, do U recognize me, my mom was a hoe back on 1935?, she is cockeyed, one legged, mixed race, 4' tall, bleached hair; if U remember her, U R my daddy" LMFAOROTFF.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  "bitch slap that little brain-dead bitch Katerine Figueroa"???????????? seriously? what the fuck is wrong with you? so you think children being molested is not a investigation worthy crime, you dont believe in the sanctity of human life, you dont believe anybody other than hispanics or blacks should be held accountable for their actions, and now you profess that a innocent child should not only be tormented but abused because she is distraught she has lost her family? is this how you feel compassion should be displayed? what did she do wrong? NOTHING!!!!!! her parents did, so why do you feel she should be abused because she is scared and confused? if you mother and father die, should someone kick the living shit out of you if you are upset? if your mother or father are sick should someone break your jaw? if you dont know the fate of your mother or father and express concern should we slap the fuck out of you? of all of your asinine comments this has got to be one of the poorest choices of words you have ever made. yeah, you hate mexicans, you hate blacks, you are in love with Arpaio.............we get it, but to wish someone to hunt down and abuse a child because they are confused and suffering puts you on a level of sickness beyond that of anyone i have ever met. if you want to rant and rave against mexicans and blacks, go ahead that is your right, but to wish someone to kick a child who is suffering just because their parents screwed up is sick. 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYPUSSY, So now U R inciting violence against children fucking old pussy. I guess U R following the example from UR buddy TWOTIMES PEARCE a wife beater, only this time U R going as low as to incite violence against a child, This time U've gone 2 fart pussy, I'm going to make sure that charges R filed against U bitch. sp like U say: expext a knock on UR door in the near future. U R the illegal on this continent, since who knows where UR cesspoo, decease ridled ancestor came from, claiming 2 B legally here. I guess I need 2 see UR papers bitch.

BTW, that's a clear act of retailation, what else can B expexted from a FETID RACIST FOOL.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@david_saint01 I disagree that 70% of the cases are open and being ignored.  I will, however, agree that there NEEDS to be more personnel and resources aimed at the District level.  The Major Crimes Division is not what it was under Hendershott.  Sex Crimes has multiplied into 2 squads and at least 12 detectives who are not doing anything except work on their cases. 

Homicide/ Auto theft/ Jail Crimes/ Arson- all are at capacity and not being pulled away to work on Hendershott's personal agenda. 

Historically your numbers may be accurate, therefore your angst is legitimate, but changes have been made.  These changes have been positive and shouldn't be ignored.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@yourproductsucks Go fuck yourself. I don't need a lecture from a troll cop. I didn't lie so unless you are willing to call me a lyer to my face you should watch your tone. 

After 73 raids, millions of watsed tax dollars suddenly Arpaio has real victims? If real victims  actually suffering because of some undocumented person mowing your lawn and doing your dishes I'll be shocked. 

Ya- we will see how these so-called "victims suffered as a result of doing dishes at Uncle Sams. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@yourproductsucks I appreciate your balanced comment on the situation.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@yourproductsucks Actually identity theft is a growing crime that cost millions of dollars each year so yes it is a crime that must be aggressively enforced. No, Arpaio is not enforcing those laws for any personal gain or fame.  

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@armandocdll81 You like to give skull ...is that what you said?...You can't tell a jack-o-lantern from a dead scum alien .....Like yourself you really do have some serious issues!

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@armandocdll81 I welcome you to TRY and shackle OR drag me ANYWHERE you fucking COWARD.........While I'm at it   I think I'll BITCH SLAP YOU WITH A CAPSLOCK . Your almost funny like the other clowns you hang with  HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@armandocdll81  Get a clue Fool. Do you understand what you read? Or do you pass up the parts you don't like! Armadildo ..........I have this to say to you........ I was BORN AND RAISED HERE IN PHX AZ .............SOMETHING I'm  sure  you CAN'T SAY.  Nor the toothless Hickbilly or jiffy or pegleg . What you need to do is go milk your goats and go back where your goat smelling ASS came from  oh ..by the way get the goats rear legs out of your BOOTS ........That's GROSS

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@david_saint01 Fair enough.  Don't hold your breath to hear about it in the news.  If it has nothing to do with the arrest of an illegal, it won't be making any press releases

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

FUCK! I WISH I HAD READ A LITTLE FARTHER.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@yourproductsucks ouch...........you cut JAFfy to the bone with that one. and what makes it so painful is that it cant be denied

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK. "....Identity theft is a growing crime that costs millions of dollars each year...quack...quack...quack..." . Meanwhile probably the FETID FOOL goes laughing all the way 2 D bank. FUCKFACE

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@JoeArpaioFan The press conferences/ releases, the bloated use of resources, the soundbites...all are self serving distasteful.

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