Joe Arpaio Calls This Morning's Illegal-Immigrant Roundup "Employer Sanctions Operation." No "Employers" Actually Arrested

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Call it what it is, Joe: an illegal immigrant roundup.
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our previous post about Joe Arpaio's immigrant roundup at a downtown Phoenix restaurant this morning, America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" issued a press release, in which he boasts that his agency "is the only law enforcement agency in the state that is currently enforcing employer sanctions laws."

"Employer" being the operative word.

However, in this morning's raid, no "employers" were arrested, only employees -- at least three of whom happen to be illegal immigrants.

The Sheriff's Office tells New Times another person arrested this morning was a manager of the restaurant, but the owner of the Old Spaghetti Factory, Chris Dussin, remains unscathed.

"Today's search warrant marks the first employers sanctions case by the Maricopa County Sheriff since the Supreme Court ruling on May 26, 2011 upholding the right by local law enforcement agencies to enforce state laws against employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens," the press release notes.

We asked sheriff's spokesman Jeffrey Sprong whether the business as a whole -- or Dussin personally -- will be fined or sanctioned under the law to which Arpaio is citing as the purpose of the raid. He says he isn't sure but will get back to us if he finds out.

If history tells us anything, however, the "employer" in this case will get off scot-free.

Every time Arpaio conducts one of these raids -- usually coinciding with negative press, like the recent headlines about how he cost county taxpayers nearly $750,000 in lawsuits in less than 24 hours -- the employees get hauled off while the employer claims to have no idea he hired illegal immigrants.

We can only think of two cases in which employers faced any penalties for hiring illegal immigrants. The first is a Subway restaurant that was forced to close its doors for two days for violating the employers sanctions law.

The other is Waterworld, which avoided a 10-day suspension for violating the law by going out of business. Its parent company, Golfland Entertainment Centers, didn't lose any privileges.

In other words, don't disguise this as an "employer sanctions" operation, call it what is, Joe: an illegal-immigrant round up. Yee-ha! 
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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High SchoolThis young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Nativo Lopez IX
Nativo Lopez IX

Sheriff Joe - you are a hero to all patriotic Latino Americans. I speak for thousands of U.S. citizens of Mexican descent who are embarrassed and disgusted by the filth slithering across our southern borders. These people have no respect for our laws, land or environment. The fiesta for the illegals is over - GO HOME!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The "Fiesta" should be over for our legislators as well. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Sheesh, Deputy. That wasn't even close... you need more instruction from Lisa before you post again. One more like that and you're back in detention.

John Halczak
John Halczak

he's Doing his job upholding the law's of AZ that is what he's paid to do !! these are law's voted on by the power's that be in AZ.. don't get mad at the sheriff he's only enforcing the law's that were voted in .he is sworn to carry out the duty of a sworn officer. 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Can you explain why he does not enforce laws against child sexual abuse?  I thought the rallying cry was enforce all the laws all the time.  What gives?

wherewasi
wherewasi

Congratulations!  You have just won the "stupidest post of the weekend" award.  Grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and total ignorance about what Arpaio's job truly is have contributed to your having received this dubious honor.

Rob
Rob

Sure.  Sure he is.  If you're dumb enough to fall for it.Why call the law "Employer Sanctions"?  It should be "employee sanctions" if he is.

I happen to agree with the reasoning and intent of Employer Sanctions; if the business' are facing stiff penalties for hiring illegal immigrants they will find a way to stop it and you attack the root cause of the issue. 

By arresting the employees it says nothing to the business owners who will - and obviously have - continue hiring illegal immigrants.

Estoban
Estoban

Cheers for 7 canned illegal aliens and 7 jobs for unemployed Americans. Go Joe!

wherewasi
wherewasi

And I'm guessing all of your unemployed US citizen friends are lining up at the Old Spaghetti Factory applying for these jobs which do not provide a living wage or benefits so no "legal" potential employee will take the position, right?

Rob
Rob

Reality and statistics don't bear your argument out.  I believe it averages out to....for every 10 immigrants removed from a job employers end up hiring 2 legal US residents to replace them; a net loss of 8 jobs.

Mistalee
Mistalee

And now, a math quiz for Bobby, USGOVFAIL and all the other simpering groupies of ArPayaso-

If there are 300,000 undocumented immigrants in Maricopa County, and it takes dickless Joe eight months to arrest three of them, how many millennia will he have to remain in office in order to catch them all?

For extra credit, if Arpayaso can cost taxpayers $750,000 a day in legal exposure but takes eight months to arrest three undocumented immigrants, how many immigrants will he arrest before Maricopa County goes bankrupt?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

At the rates you cite, it will take him 66,700 years to get them all.    In reality, the next 60 years will see them mostly die off, so 15 more terrms as Shurf should clean them all up if more don't come in.  Good thing Russell Pearce has the border sealed with 1070.

Mistalee
Mistalee

You are correct, sir! You have the distinction of correctly solving a high school level math problem. Which makes you one of Maricopa County's intellectual elite.

Unfortunately, you gave away the answer; Now Bobby and USGOVFAIL will not have to strain their thinking parts. A pity, as I was hoping to give them both brain hemorrhages.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Hey, they can still do the ex-credit problem.  :-)

SNAPTIE: Dems = Sitting Bulls
SNAPTIE: Dems = Sitting Bulls

What's funny about this lying piece of shit rag is four were arrested for identity fraud,being in the country illegally. Four more are wanted for ID theft..Nail them bastards JOE. http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dp...

TheChef
TheChef

Steroids & Jim Beam don't mix Deputy.

Mistalee
Mistalee

There's actually nothing even vaguely funny about that. Lay off the Jim Beam and save what brain cells you can. 

Jason
Jason

Joe's an idiot. He knew he was conducting a sweep for the criminal illegals.

Joe, you're BULLSHIT!!

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

"Joe, you're BULLSHIT!! "

Now that is worth repeating.

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