Moreno's Mexican Grill Target of Joe Arpaio's Latest Illegal Immigrant Roundup

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Maricopa County is now safe from six illegal immigrants who were allegedly using stolen identities to work at a Mexican restaurant in Chandler.

That's right, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office conducted its latest illegal immigrant roundup at Moreno's Mexican grill in Chandler this morning. It netted a total of six arrests.

The MCSO says it received information that 14 illegal immigrants were using fake IDs in order to work at the restaurant. Only six were arrested today -- which is a vast improvement from the last time the sheriff went gangbusters on a Valley business in search of illegal immigrants.

Last week, Arpaio's boys in beige raided a Days Inn hotel in downtown Phoenix. The result: one arrest.

Per usual, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to church-up the immigrant roundup, calling the raid an "employer sanctions operation." Also per usual, no employers were arrested -- just employees.

When asked if any employers were arrested, MCSO Officer Chris Hegstrom tells New Times "at this time, I can tell you we arrested six employees for using false identification."

Again, precisely zero employers were arrested during the sheriff's "employer sanctions operation" this morning -- but that's because the raid had nothing to do with sanctions for people who hire illegal immigrants; it was just your run-of-the-mill MCSO immigrant roundup under the guise of an "employer sanctions operation."

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Cavema54321
Cavema54321

6 illegals? WTF? there are tens of millions of them here. Spitting in our food. Pissing on our produce. Stealing our jobs and growing the largest gangs in the world. And worst of all, breeding anchor babies that they can't pay for at the expense of every honest citizen and immigrant. I see a bloody civil war on the horizon and those in high office and business should be made to pay!

CarrionFam3
CarrionFam3

Its funny how there are thousands and thousands of other immigrants here why is it targeted at just that Hispanic community there are middle eastern, asians, africans all sorts and he is wasting millions that our school systems and hospitals des programs and various other programs are in extreme need for people are loosing their insurance and benefits and this asshole is raiding peoples WORK PLACES are we serious your going after someone thats trying to work instead of real criminals aggravating he needs to be sent to prison the biggest thief and embezzler in Arizona history and we pay him for it way to go Arizona do like I did vote for his opponent 

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who is not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant" has broken our  (and Barrack Hussien Obwama's) Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

starman
starman

Hey, Biff has a friend! Maybe you two can hook up and move to a "small town America" locale clear of immigrants. Go now!

Bnbk
Bnbk

Yea, a match made in heaven,these two are.

Bobby
Bobby

Thank you. It's good to know and raises my spirits. I have suspected for a long time that the Sheriff Joe haters are simply leftists, illegall alien enablers, or both. 

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who is not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant has broken our Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who in not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant has broken our Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

Bobby
Bobby

You know, I really don't give a rats ass. Since most all Mexican establishments, whether here in California, or in Arizona, or in anywhere U.S.A., would never give kids of other cultures a job. The whole point is that more illegal immgration is being addressed and THAT'S A GOOD THING!!

MoronMonitor
MoronMonitor

Bobby, as always you are as deep mentally as my septic tank after it has been drained. Before I retire each night I always pray for you to obtain the wisdom to have a vasectomy. God bless you Bobby, morons like you keep me laughing and help me to move my bowels.

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, it takes a Moron to know one, doesn't it. I'm glad I help to move your bowels, because it isn't good to be so full of shit all the time.

Bobby
Bobby

You have poor comprehension I guess. I didn't say any of those things about myself. Cheap shot, since you can't win your weak arguments as a La Raza and illegal immigration supporter.

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, I would say having experienced you bullshit La Raza arguments people who actually care about this country, should avoid you.

Guest23
Guest23

You would know I suppose.

Booby admits to being a moron.

Booby admits he knows about good intestinal health.

Booby admits he is full of shit.

Any other revealing confessions you wish to make?

Oldwise65
Oldwise65

erroneous answer i have seen people of many different cultures working in Mexican Restaurants

Bobby
Bobby

Oh, I'm not talking about the large chains, like Acapulco, and others. Those don't serve real Mexican food. I'm talking about the authentic Mexican food, mom and pop, and often larger type of restaurants that aren't chain establishments. They never hire other than Mexicans.

Bobby
Bobby

Guest23 says, "Most likely becaue they know people personally of the same race that need jobs."  REALLY!! , SOUNDS JUST LIKE THE RACISM YOU AND SOME OF YOUR BUDDIES HERE ALWAYS ACCUSE WHITES OF.

Guest23
Guest23

Most likely because they know people personally of their same race that need jobs. I know in the ten years I have lived here that every job me or my mate have procured has been because of someone we knew. I have found it almost impossible to get a job here in Phoenix without knowing someone that worked at the business, so I know this type of situation is not unusual or based on race. Once again your msperception is debunked.

Bnbk
Bnbk

All of Bobby's answers & statements are erroneous,nothing new there,but I must admitt that at times they do provide some comic relief.

Bobby
Bobby

He who laughs last, senor............

Cordstreet
Cordstreet

Now that's a job program! Imagine if every county in the U.S. had a sheriff that went after ID thieves and illegal laborers, each one brought down is another job for a legal American! Go Sheriff Arpaio!!

BenGibbard'sHair
BenGibbard'sHair

Are you an ironic hipster, and you forgot the LOL? Or are you huffing paint and think that is accurate?

The reason illegal immigrants have these jobs is because NO ONE ELSE WILL DO THEM!!! Want to test this theory? Go get a job in a field. Pick produce all day for minimum wage. Go do roofing in the summer, go landscape someones yard. You seriously cannot be this dumb.

Meanwhile there are VIOLENT criminals with active felony warrants who are all among us, and NO ONE is going after them. Stop blowing muffin top, and pull your head out of your ass. When ALL the felony warrants are cleared, then go get the paper criminals, that is fine.

Bobby
Bobby

The reason illegal aliens do these jobs is not because Americans don't want to do them, but because Americans don't want to do roofing for 8 dollars an hour in the heat, as no one should have to. The scum roofers, landscapers, and others also do not supply the disability insurance they are supposed to have for workers, who then, when hurt, go to public hospitals, thus relieving the employer of that duty and putting more strain on taxpayers. Americans fought hard for unions, decent pay and health care in the past. Illegal immigration is ruining all of that because you lefitst criminals keep encouraging it, right along with the Repubicans. NOW DO YOU SEE WHY AMERICANS DON'T WANT TO DO THOSE JOBS? They always did. The question is, what changed? President Eisenhower knew what changed, and he took the appropriate action, didn't he? Get a clue.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Great post,the only thing I would add is that,at the present time the republicons in power are using this issue to further line their pockets. The more immigrants in their prisons,the richer they get. This is and always has been a money issue. If these criminals really wanted to solve this problem, they would have done so allready. Solving this problem is the last thing they want,too much money to be made by keeping this a wedge issue. Wake Up People,Vote All These Self-Serving,Big Money Special Interest Criminals, Out of Office.

starman
starman

yada yada Sorry, but you're a lost cause. Your time is up to make a sound argument using tired conservative talking points. Your own words defy you as you do not even support your fallacious claims with facts.

Bobby
Bobby

Your an idiot. Read my comments to Guest 23 about the union movement and how illegal foreign nationals,are destroying all the gains Americans made a long time ago.

Bobby
Bobby

The farm workers excuse won't work. There have always been farmworkers from Mexico,etc. In the meantime, they are depressing every kind of blue collar jobs and pay. They are, in short, too damn expensive to have here. Americans will do any kind of job if the pay is fair, they have some basic rights, etc. That is why Americans fought in the union movement, many killed by the big greedy companies that wanted to keep their rights and pay down to the bare miniumum. That is what illegal aliens are burdening the U.S. with now. No rights, and lousy pay. Get a clue. Americans don't want to be a country like Mexico.

starman
starman

Bobby does not understand the basic supply and demand situation that our government has always understood and created laws to keep intact throughout the establishment of our country. Capitalist greed was behind all original immigration laws. Look at the Immigration Act of 1925. Known as the Johnson-Reed Act, it limited immigrants to a 2% quota system based on the number already here from a given country. The authors of the law knew very well that there were already a greater number of the favored Caucasian immigrants in the US from Northern and Western Europe which meant many more desirable immigrants would be granted entry. The Act also did not apply to counties in the Western hemisphere, like Mexico, which meant the supply of cheap labor south of the border was safe and secure.

Many chose to ignore the ramifications of past legislations that has created the immigration problems of today. Likewise, many turn a blind eye to the racist motives behind them and point the finger at those coming here simply for a better life, only to be discriminated against and exploited. During the Great Depression scores of Mexicans, many of whom were US citizens or had a legal right to be here, fell victim to repatriation and were sent to Mexico in packed trains... often dumped in places miles from anywhere and anyone familiar to them. Mexicans were threatened to leave voluntarily, but raids rounded up many with no chance to produce paperwork proving citizenship. And what happened the next very next decade when agriculture boomed? The US asked the Mexican government for migrants to work the fields because White people do not do such back breaking work! But they would not be allowed to come unless first being doused with DDT and willing to live in filthy, restricted camps with limited rights and strict curfews. 

Bobby's dear Eisenhower perpetuated the cycle by not establishing fair and comprehensive immigration laws thus allowing the cycle to continue to this day exploiting immigrants when needed and to use them as a scapegoat for subsequent social ills. 

Guest23
Guest23

Booby, you are incorrect. The reason people don't want the jobs illegals do in this country is because they are brutal and back breaking. When jobs opened up in the south in the farm fields they couldn't find enough workers because no americans wanted to do the jobs because it was to hard plain and simple. I recall 20 years ago when the same thing happened in so. California, the illegals were rounded up and all the white people that started doing their jobs either quit and never came back from lunch or didn't come back the next day. So the evidence of why americans don't want the jobs is proven by the evidence while your explanations do not.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Would someone please explain to me how we will decrease unemployment by granting amnesty to some or most of the 12,000,000 people who entered the United States by illegal means?

Guest23
Guest23

Please explain to everyone how the US govt. Can logically completely shut out and remove all illegal immigrants already here or coming into this country. It can't logistically or financially be done. Govt officials have admitted this a number of times. Besides removing all the illegal immigrants will hardly have an effect on unemployment since that is not the source of the problem, in fact illegal immigrants may help the unemployment problem since most top analysts agree that businesses need people buying more to help the economy and unemployment and it has been shown that illegals have supported small communities with their purchasing power. The govt needs to make the process of getting a work permit easier and cheaper to begin with, and then tax them for the costs they incur. Illegal immigration like drug use will never go away, ever because both are based on inclinations of well being and feeling better than previously.

Bobby
Bobby

It can be done so easily it would blow you away. Once an I.D. card is required of companies that hire people, once the money dries up, as it is now doing, they simply won't get hired. Once their unearned beneftis dry up because of no mula, they will leave. Logistics won't even matter. Small communities will survive as they always did before the illegal alien invasion. Small town America. So many people will welcome it again.

Mistalee
Mistalee

It is simple. Decreasing unemployment is a matter of jobs. You will give them all blowjobs.

norag60
norag60

that was a really valuable & adult comment to add, thanks for showing how ara-pee-hole's supporters are

BenGibbard'sHair
BenGibbard'sHair

Jesus H Christ. I feel SO much safer, god bless our fearless pudgy muffin-topped sheriff.

James- can you please find out these two items, it would be hilarious and sad at the same time.

1. How many paid employees took part of this debacle, what is their hourly pay, how much was the total cost to arrest six non-violent offenders?

2.  What is the current active felony warrant figure for the county? It used to be 40K. I cannot help but wonder how many felons and VIOLENT criminals could have been arrested instead of this PR stunt....

Bobby
Bobby

It doesn't matter what you FEEL, you numbskull. The Sheriff is carrying out U.S. immigration laws. GET THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK HEADS!!

norag60
norag60

and why doesn't he work on the 40k warrants instead of SIX guys slaving?

Bobby
Bobby

That they are "less harmful" is your unproved assertion. We know that thousands of them continue to drive drunk, eight time drunk drivers in a foreign country(to them). We know thousands upon thousands committ I.D. theft, all kinds of paperwork fraud, in which they misrepresent themselves, and every other imaginable crime. You are nothing more than the typical leftist, La Raza supporter, or naive person that constantly blames American citizens and makes them equal to foreign nationals here illegally. There's nothing equal about them. Americans have paid taxes for generations, many for hundreds of years, they have fought in wars to protect this place, etc. You and your intransigent buddies need to get a clue and start respecting this country.

Guest23
Guest23

Booby, your cries about the dangers of illegal immigration don't hold a candle to 40,000 felons loose and most likely still committing crimes because they know they can get aways with it. You use the same argument to justify arrestting the less harmful illegal immigrants, so why does that tactic work for your argument and not mine. Your idealogy is overcoming your rationality and logic but you are so caught up in your fervor that you can't see it. Take off your idealogical blindfold and take a look at the situation logically and rationally for once already.

Bobby
Bobby

God, come on--slaving!!?? Some of you people have got to be either totally lazy, brainwashed about how hard "dishwashing" is, or brainwashed as to the damage illegal immigration does. Slaving..... I did dishwashing jobs as a teenager in four different establishments. It's not fun, but slaving it isn't. God, no wonder this nation is going down.

Artsie46
Artsie46

illegally in this counry and comitting identity theft...I fail to see any question as to their being arrested.  If it is YOUR identity they are stealing  "just to feed their families'  as it was mine, I think you will change your sympathies.  Work legally, pay taxes, expect to work for what you get and we can be friends but  if you do me wrong, you can go back home and I won't miss you a bit.

Bobby
Bobby

They just want to cloud the issue for their own personal reasons. They know that what the Sherrif is doing , is carrying out U.S. immigration law and that, in fact, is his job, especially so since the corrupt past several administrations in D.C. won't. Americans are so tired of this.

Bobby
Bobby

Not true. If the offense is repeated, as it invaribley is, it is a felony to be here illegally.

DannyK
DannyK

Unlawful entry is a violation of US Federal Civil Code, and undocumented aliens are processed in civil proceedings, not in criminal court.

Bobby
Bobby

You are what's wrong with this nation and why we cannot get a grip on illegal immigration. I sincerely hope it all comes down on your intransigent head one day--Megan. When that day comes, I hope law enforcement doesn't support you, as you didn't support it.

Megan Wood39
Megan Wood39

Are you forgetting that his immigration law enforcement abilities were suspended and he has no jurisdiction to enforce immigration laws? Even if he is arresting criminals, he becomes a criminal by enforcing laws that are not in his jurisdiction nor his authority! Open your eyes folks! He is nothing but a racist thug and a media whore!

Guest23
Guest23

Though I agree that identity theft should not be overlooked, I can't help thinking that arpaihole doesn't have his priorities straight. I would rather have my identity stolen, and it has been, then be assaulted, murdered, or have my mother, sister, daughters raped or molested which the latter has more of a probability of happening because arpaihole has ignored the 40,000 felony arrest warrants, which are the very people most likely to assault, rape, molest and murder so he can get press catching the lesser evil identity thieves. It doesn't make sense and arpaihole never addresses the felony warrant backlog or take steps or plan to do anything to take care of the situation. If anything cops should be taken away from writing traffic tickets for a month and all of them concentrate on rounding up all the felony perps out there running free looking for their next victim... since they know they can get away with it because they have at least once already. Insanely sick and you nimrods like the post above have your heads up your asses if you think it is better to have rapists, molesters and murderers running free in exchange to catch some identity thieves. Dumb ass citizens and arpaihole need to get their priorities straight.

Bobby
Bobby

You stupid ass. "Lesser evil identity thieves? " Do you have any idea of the misery having your identity stolen from some scum has caused? Obviously you don't, and you probably don't care as well, all in order to support your shilling for illegal aliens. Hope you get your identity stolen, so you can see what a little crime it is. Clueless.

Bnbk
Bnbk

I am in full agrement with you, well said.

Bnbk
Bnbk

The worlds biggest media whore strikes again ! Now my family can sleep well tonight,knowing that these six dangerous restaurant workers are locked up in AARPie hole's concentration camp. When the hell is this sorry excuse for a sheriff going to start going after the true dangerous criminals running loose on our streets ?

Carlos 151996
Carlos 151996

sorry to say but doesnt mean they're are dangerouse people they are just working for their family to feed them.joe should go after real criminals on the streets.And your family well still not sleep good because their are more religons in the united states .And they are more criminals then illegal people

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who is not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant" has broken our  (and Barrack Hussien Obwama's) Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

Bobby
Bobby

They are criminals Carlos. They have broken U.S. Immigration law. Just as people who do so when crossing the Southern border of Mexico are considered by Mexico to be criminals. Now are you saying that the Immigration laws of the U.S. aren't as important as some nations including Mexico's are? Your'e thinking is false.

Bobby
Bobby

Help wanted signs = the wage and job depression of the United States, because these people will work jobs that pay nothing, but Americans will be forced to support them with social services. You are right Senor, when you say they have been "allowed to come". But not by the majority of American citizens, only the past several corrupt administrations. You see, that's what we Americans are fighting against Get a clue.

Bobby
Bobby

What brain? Your'e so brainwashed by leftist bullshit you can't even recognize it.

WHO CARES WHAT AMERICANS DO?! OUR LEGAL SYSTEM WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM, WHILE ILLEGAL ALIENS RUN BACK TO MEXICO WHEN THEY PULL SOME CRAP IN A COUNTRY THEIR NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

P.S. I don't give a shit how poor that bastard was that killed an American cop, in a foreign  country his ass was never given premission to be in. The Statue of Liberty, has nothing whatever to do with U.S. immigration law. Last point, there are milliions of Mexicans here drawing every kind of benefit that was paid into by American citizens, many of which aren't getting those benefits like illegal aliens do. I have to stop now, because answering your idiotic points is definetly hurting by brain.

starman
starman

Yes, they had the right to start a country and run it according to whatever evil deeds they saw fit. And yes, the citizens have the right according to the Constitution to hold their elected officials accountable for wrong doing. They also have the right to push for shutting down unjust laws. Your argument is shallow. You simply say they do not belong here. What is worse is the fact that they have been ALLOWED to come. The border is a joke with a proverbial sign that reads 'help wanted' on the side facing the south. Those like you who would see fit to simply round 'em up and send 'em back are the pawns for the politicians you actually vote for. They know you will feed the fire and get them reelected when they run with an anti-immigration campaign. These Washington fat cats  fill their wallets keeping their business owner friends happy by not pursuing criminal actions against them for hiring undocumented workers. It's a "problem" that exists purposefully! The immigration laws you cherish create a long, hard process for legal citizenship, and actually encourages illegal entry! And the guest worker programs you suggest would only be part of a much needed comprehensive overhaul. 

As the article suggests, taking cooks and maids away from the workplace for potential deportation... separating families over ideals based on greed, hate, prejudice, while proclaiming to be upholding law, is inherently absurd... especially considering the historical issues. 

As I said, if the tables were turned you'd be crossing the border too... I dare you to say otherwise. How would you feel if you had to flee the corrupt and dangerous world many leave behind only to come here to face blatant racism and discrimination, and then have to see your wife taken in a raid?

Get real dude. 

ErinLeeLee
ErinLeeLee

Your lack of intelligence hurts my brain. That bad illegal killed a cop! How many citizens are in prison for killing cops? ICE took the authority of these raids from Arpaio because he was abusing his power. And he himself employs child molesters, animal abusers, and men who attempt to download child porn. But God Forbid some poor Mexican attempt to escape the war being waged in Cuidad Juarez... Perhaps you should spend a day in their life. And perhaps we should return The Statue of Liberty and what she stands for back to France!

Bobby
Bobby

Excuse me Senor starman. Do the fathers that created the nation and worked their assess off, not have priority in running that nation the way they see fit? If the government created the problem itself, then it is up to the citizens to solve the problems. Afterall, you admit it's a problem. I do blame those for wanting a better life because they know they aren't supposed to be here. I also blame those that encourage it like you. You support it because you advocate comprehensive reform for border criminals,(A.K.A. AMNESTY) Why must amnesty be allowed. Why not a guest worker program, but they must first be deported and then can apply for a guest worker visa, and when it expires, they must go back, and can apply again, if they want to. AMNESTY IS NOT THE SOLUTION BECAUSE IT ONLY SENDS OF MESSAGE TO OTHERS TO BREAK THE U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS.

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, it could have been a white guy, an oriental, or any other citizen, but it was an illegal alien from Mexico and shows how much respect many of these assholes have for the country and it's people, that they are running around in illegally. Fuck them.

Melly33cruzbaby
Melly33cruzbaby

It could have been a fucken white man too! Lay off the mexicans! Im sure u eat mexican food 2! Only God can judge you now

starman
starman

US immigration law is itself criminal. It supports the bigoted attitudes of our forefathers that historically exploited the cheap labor from south of the border, and the massive numbers of undocumented Mexican nationals in the US today are the direct result of the demand that workforce has always yielded. Legislation over the years has consistently favored American capitalist greed, and Arpaio's non-action against those who hire these workers mirrors that self-serving idealism. It amazes me how so many cling to the "criminal" argument yet don't accept that our government created the problem itself. Now it's all this. So don't blame those wanting a better life for themselves because you would be doing the exact same if you were in their shoes. Instead, blame the fools that perpetuate the problem. Blame those who hire undocumented workers. Blame those who avoid comprehensive reform.

Bobby
Bobby

Well, a former "dishwasher" and illegal alien killed a cop in Colorado because he was not allowed to go to a party that he was not invited to. Yep, shot him cold bloodedly in the head and then escaped to L.A. to his grandmothers house where he was subsequently caught. Now he's in jail and the cop, (U.S. citizen) is dead. No leftists cried for him.

norag60
norag60

no his opinion is not false and no one needs to be validated on their opinion, it's theirs. yea big baaaaad criminals. why aren't they chasing the father stabbers & mother rapers? it's TOO dangerous. what's a dishwashwer going to do? assault with a deadly bubble?

Bnbk
Bnbk

Carlos,my statements were meant to be sarcastic, I am no more a supporter of AARPiehole than most people on this blog.

norag60
norag60

why isn't he carrying out LOCAL law 1st and arrest the felons who are a REAL danger to society

Ireportspam
Ireportspam

Waste of resources just like the feds raiding weed farms in California...meanwhile insanely more dangerous criminals are not being caught because arpaio would rather bust tha "criminal" washing a pot...than slanging pot.

Bobby
Bobby

I am. He is carrying out U.S. immigration law---PERIOD!!

Bnbk
Bnbk

I think you may have misunderstood my statement.I am not a fan of AARPie hole's tactics or his priorities.My statement had nothing to do with religion . I really don't comprehend your comment , please clarify what you are trying to say.

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