Joe Arpaio Tells Tale About Fooling the Feds; ICE Calls Sheriff's Bluff

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio put out a press release today boasting about how he outsmarted Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which "refused" to take custody of two suspected illegal immigrants that deputies found in the desert yesterday.

In reality, ICE didn't refuse to take custody, and Arpaio's boys actually took the directive from ICE, not their revisionist-historian Sheriff.

In most cases, ICE picks up suspected illegal immigrants from local law enforcement is when the suspect is accused of committing a crime, or when they have recently crossed the border.

Arpaio, claiming ICE "refused" to take their two suspects, says this move "suggests ICE is ignoring their own policy."

An ICE spokeswoman sent a statement to New Times explaining that Border Patrol is the point-of-contact for reporting people found in the Gila Bend desert area who have recently crossed the border -- a concept ICE agents also explained to the MCSO representative who phoned in.

OK, so that's not quite refusing to pick up these people, but Arpaio's tale gets more egregious -- he says this was all his idea, and he'd just fooled the feds.

From MCSO's press release:

Sheriff's detectives were unable to gather enough evidence on the remaining two suspects to charge them with a state crime of human smuggling and attempted to turn the suspects over to ICE as has been the practice during the last six years. ICE agents, after asking a series of questions, refused to take the suspects from Sheriff's detectives.

"I expected that it would happen eventually, so I had a back up plan in place which was to take these illegal immigrants not accepted by ICE to the Border Patrol," Sheriff Arpaio said. So as directed by the Sheriff, last night deputies took the two suspects to the Border Patrol.

We asked an MCSO spokesman about this, and didn't get a response. After hearing back from ICE, we could understand why.

Here's the full statement from ICE:

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was contacted by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Sept. 20 regarding two individuals they had encountered in the vicinity of Gila Bend. ICE agents in Phoenix performed telephonic immigration screening on the subjects. When a check of DHS databases did not reveal criminal histories or prior immigration encounters, ICE agents referred the sheriff's office to the Ajo Station of the U.S. Border Patrol. Border Patrol is the primary DHS agency responding to recent border crossers encountered in the Gila Bend desert area. Agents from the Ajo Border Patrol station responded to the scene in Gila Bend and took custody of the individuals. ICE and Border Patrol work closely together to ensure a coordinated response to our state and local law enforcement partners, in accordance with our enforcement priorities."

On a side note, Arpaio claims this is the first time ICE has "refused" to take custody of suspected illegal immigrants, which would still not be true even if ICE had "refused."


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callmelefty
callmelefty

Could this be the year that the voters stand up to Joe and allow him to take his retirement checks?

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

God does not hate Dems.  Remember, he sent his son here as a simple carpenter, who held rallies to speak of peace and brotherly love, and who fed the hungry.  I'm pretty sure that if Jesus was here in Phoenix today, he would be a Democrat, or at least an Independent.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

joe isnt known for working hand in hand with others, so him not knowing which agency to route this through is no real surprise. youd figure that after trying to "stop" illegals after over 6 years he would know this. but then again doing it right wouldnt get him airtime on T.V. would it? (on the other hand.......him actually doing something right at this point probably would get him airtime, just out of shock)

wanumba
wanumba

Arpaio is an old, corrupt fool..his fans are boot licking swine.

 

Send the Joke to a rubber room at the prison.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

Hey JoeArpaioFan and GodhatesDems - I just got phone calls from a couple of villages that claim to be missing thier idiots.  Time for you to to skeedaddle back home!

AlphonsoMorris
AlphonsoMorris

Joe is just spinning the truth. Just like NewTimes fishwrap does every single moment of the day.

marcyaz
marcyaz

Joe loves to lie, his fans love his BS.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

lying? joe? joe lying?  who would have thought? i find it hard to believe a man who was kidnapped and brought down the french connection would have to lie. 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

So glad I just got back from REI after buying a new set of hip waders.

 

I suspected Sheriff Joe would be spewing more BS today that we would have to wade though

7407413a
7407413a

@phoenixnewtimes @penzone4sheriff

robert_graham
robert_graham

It is true that unless ICE takes all illegal aliens, they are ignoring their own policy.  Federal law says it is unlawful for ANY alien to be present here, not just a chosen few.  "Papers please" means that ALL suspected illegal aliens will be asked for their papers, not just a chosen few.  Those that don't have them or who refuses to show them will be treated as illegal and taken directly to Tent City.

AlphonsoMorris
AlphonsoMorris

@callmelefty Nope, not this time. Although, I like Stauffer. I might vote for him.Nipples Pezone the wife beater.... Noooooo.

savatage69
savatage69

Best bumpersticker ever: "Get real, like Jesus would really own a gun and vote republican!"  He was the original liberal hippie giving out free healthcare to the poor.

AlphonsoMorris
AlphonsoMorris

God really, really hates filthy demonrats. If Jesus were to return today, he'd be an axe wielding filthy dem slaughterer.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @wherewasiNot true. Once they have fled the villages there would be copious amounts of celebration. No one would want them back. Just like the MCSO shurf when he crawls away in defeat on November 7th. No one will be calling for him to come back... (but I like the joke).

AlphonsoMorris
AlphonsoMorris

Yes, WherewasI is already the Village Idiot of Phoenix. Don't crowd his turf bros.

marcyaz
marcyaz

 @godhatesdems The did other job sweetie, ran immigration checks and directed the MCSO to the proper agency for handling recent border crossers.

 

Just like the article you didn't read said.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @godhatesdems

 Why would you think that God hates Democrats?  Don't you believe in a judicious and loving God that believes that all people, including Democrats are created in his image.   Doesn't Genesis 1:27 say, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them"?  By your name are you truly suggesting that you believe that God hates those that God created in his own image based solely on their political philosophy.  Really?

 

You sound like the Taliban.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @danzigsdaddyIt may be the old guy was simply having a "Pearce" moment and couldn't contain himself. This one is right up there with the time when he was trying to justify arresting corn cart vendors by saying, "Some of the corn they sell comes from drop houses". Sure they do, shurf, sure they do...

marcyaz
marcyaz

 @JoeArpaioFan ICE is part of the DHS, so is the Border Patrol.  DHS policy is recent border crossers are handled by the borders Patrol unless the have an existing criminal history.

 

Joe would have to be senile to not know that.

jdmart1147
jdmart1147

 @JoeArpaioFan

 Please stop embarrasing yourself. You have to be the most stupid person to ever post on here. I respect people's opinions.....but seriously, it's like you have brain damage. Your mentality is that of a ten year old......but you look like f'ing thirty!!!!!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan ICE deals with the criminals,  not illegal entry, thats border patrol. and besides that they dont take people who dont have I.D. or papers to tent city. they take them to the matrix. tents is for people who have been to court and sentenced. you dont know anything at all about this. and on top of all that, its not federal law that "its unlawful for ANY alien to be present here"  

r.rowley.arizona
r.rowley.arizona

 @JoeArpaioFan Wow it must be nice knowing the law better than any law enforcement officer!  Question for you, did your parents have any children who lived?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan That is not true (not surprising since you said it). ICE referred the Sheriff to the proper organization to handle the 2 individuals, as they should have.

Moron_Hunter
Moron_Hunter

 @JoeArpaioFan You, literally, have no idea what you are talking about, and it shows in the hot mess of cogency fail you posted.

 

#asshatclown

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @AlphonsoMorris "demonrats"  Just precious.  Did you make that up all by yourself alphonso or did you need help from a third grader to come up with an insult that clever?

AlphonsoMorris
AlphonsoMorris

God has changed his mind since he inspired that writing. Now, he considers demonrats and liberals as filthy heathen. You are damned to hell by God now. Sorry to break the news but you had it coming.

savatage69
savatage69

Usually when he can't contain himself he makes his wife clean it up.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @godhatesdems 

 

I don't know, only a food stamp receiver like yourself could tell the rest of us wage earners and job providers that.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @Tommy_Collins  @godhatesdems  @LegitQuestions 

 

Might as well ignore GHD.

 

He is an troll transplant from AZC and as can be seen from his history of posts there, he is here for one reason only, to fight and will take any position opposite his target just to give him an excuse to fight.

 

If he can't find a position he still just wants to fight so he reverts to slurs and expletive laced comments just to be offensive.

 

He gets off on being as offensive as possible.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @godhatesdems  @LegitQuestionsLegit presented cogent thoughts and your reply was to lighten up, followed by a personal expletive. Seriously, that's the best you can do? Yes, we all thought so.

 

Now, use your verbal inabilities to describe me as some part of an anatomy....

 

That will give your posts even less credibility.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

 @danzigsdaddy shurff was dicknapped by joearpaiofan, lots of sucking and swallowing ensued. Gulp it down, flat nose.

 

Moron_Hunter
Moron_Hunter

 @JoeArpaioFan I don't know what you're talking about because your drivel is incomprehensible. 

 

Whatever your point was, it's not present in what you wrote.

 

In the future, consider writing in complete sentences.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  PROOF, PROOF, PROOF, WHERE IS YOUR PROOF? WHO KIDNAPPED JOE? WHERES YOUR PROOF? 

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