Joe Arpaio's Deputies to "Greet" Migrant Workers from Central America

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A similar "meet and greet" that took place in June.


The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has announced plans to "greet" legal migrant workers from Central America who have gotten seasonal work in rural parts of the county.

Yes, the same Maricopa County Sheriff's Office that was ordered to stop racially profiling Latinos, as a result of the Melendres v. Arpaio civil-rights case.

See also:
-MCSO Enjoined from Racially Profiling Latinos
-Joe Arpaio's Investigating Federal Judge G. Murray Snow

"Buses filled with migrants from Guatemala and other Central American countries will be rolling into a small town in Maricopa County, but they will not be met with protestors," an MCSO press release says. "Instead, they will be greeted by deputies in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office."

(That's an obvious statement about the Central American migrant children that have been protested in America by anti-immigrant groups. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has hailed such protesters as "heroes.")

It certainly seems bizarre that Arpaio, who prides himself on being an immigration tough-guy, would issue a press release to tout that his deputies will supposedly be "greeting" migrant workers.

MCSO says the purpose of the visits is to teach the migrants about reporting crimes. The press release goes on to say:
Deputies are expected to be visiting nearly 300 workers throughout the day as they arrive for the summer growing season in the vicinity of the town [of Aguila's] largest employer, Martori Farms. Flyers with contact information and emergency phone numbers will be distributed in both English and Spanish.

"We want these workers to know we are interested in their safety while they are in the county," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio. "We will encourage them to let us know of any crimes, or, if they are victims of crime."

Sheriff Arpaio wants to make it clear that his deputies will not be asking the seasonal workers for ID.
Local immigrant rights activist Lydia Guzman isn't interpreting this as some sort of good deed from MCSO.

"This is nothing more than his attempt to show Judge Snow that he's making an effort, but I look at it as an intimidation tactic," she tells New Times, referring to the federal judge presiding over the Melendres v. Arpaio case.

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Robert Johnston
Robert Johnston

because nowhere in the World other than the U.S. do people report crimes to police. It's so nice of Joe to educate these migrant workers.

David Briggs
David Briggs

Um, if you could go find some criminals that would be great, m'kay?

Patty Tusay
Patty Tusay

Guess he is done with the dead dogs and rabbits. Shane on Joe. What a fraud. No justice.

Candice Maria Simpson
Candice Maria Simpson

Latin people from central america Welcomed by Arpaio buy MEXICAN people still hunted and deported. FAIRNESS

looker
looker

Long live a real Sheriff.

CuccuforCoCoPuffs
CuccuforCoCoPuffs

He was court ordered to reach out to the Hispanic community...

This is related to the court order.

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

Would I be the only Mexican in AZ to stand to arpaio & call him a PUTO!

arwen1964
arwen1964

Weeelll now. My cynicism says this is intimidation, but I think he may have had an experience with the arrival of the children, and realized that he's been wrong. I don't want to hold a rattlesnake to my chest, but I'd like to think he's capable of finally seeing how heinous his behavior has been, and may be making a genuine effort, even if it is

"too little, nearly too late."

Alexis Catrina
Alexis Catrina

Greeted with a boot to the head. Much love to my brothers and sisters. Stay strong, get this pig out of office..please?

Chuck Graf
Chuck Graf

Petty intimidation tactics. What a fuckhead.

Phillip Robertson
Phillip Robertson

Now apologize for your actions like a real man, without a press release!

David James
David James

Just more AAW! (Arpaio Attention Whoring)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Sure hope Judge Snow was on hand to see this....

If he wasn't, he needs to be told so he can ram his foot up the old man's ass.

lancechendrickson
lancechendrickson

If these guys aren't "greeting" non-Hispanic workers, they're violating the Melendres order.  It's that simple.

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

While Sheriff Joe is greeting these 300 legal migrant workers, he will be sending his other deputies out on a sweep to arrest the rest in his county.  What a joke.....

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

The New Crimes would call MS-13 "immigrant workers".  Sherrif Joe for AG!

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Too little, too late Bozo Joe...

We all know what a corrupt racist POS you are already.

rh19541954
rh19541954

He must be afraid of them federal judges putting him in some pink undies!:-)

AkaTed
AkaTed

Yeah I'm comparing Hitler to Sheriff Bozo 

DNichols
DNichols

@CuccuforCoCoPuffs 

Arpaio usually reaches out to Hispanic's with Tasers, guns, and "Goon Squads".

Then he steals their belongings, maybe Arpaio was watching to see what he could steal from these Migrant workers?


Maybe Joe wants their Coco Puffs?

sal.krico
sal.krico

Sherife ArPuto.  Buen dicho.

We also call him for what he really is, "RACIST", A**HOLE, CULON, CABRON and many other names too.  Our brothers and sisters in Sornora and all of Mexico call him worse names and hate him more.

And many of Latinos, Chicanos and Mexicanos have demonstrated here in Phoenix, Arizona and throughout the U.S of America, US.  Many of US have gone to jail for the cause.  Let the world see how these Right Wing Republican Party extremists treat their citizens and residents. 

To the people in Europe, seeing what these extremists have done to Latinos, it brings back memories of Hitler and his SS Nazis.  Just place the Star of David on all Latinos arrested by Sherife ArPuto, the Phoenix P.D., Pinal County Serifes and the Republica.n politicos.  The world would see that there is no difference.

Imagine...

all Latinos arrested or jailed racist politics and their laws wearing a Star of David.

Put a Star of David on every refugee child from Central America.

Imagine...

what the would will think. 

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

@LucyBabeu Identifying, apprehending and repatriating unauthorized foreign nationals is both morally and legally justifiable. Illegal immigrants bring nothing but shame and scorn upon themselves.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Joe has to be a lawyer to be attorney general you idiot (dtb)

He's too old, corrupt and senile to be a lawyer. Hell, he's unfit for the job he has now.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@downtownbrown 

LOL..not a chance, we already have one thats corrupt as shit.

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

@annarkey14 

Paul is probably hiding right behind Joe's fat ass with his deputies waiting to arrest them.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@armandocdll81


The story is not about undocumented workers. These workers are here on labor visas and will return when the harvests are done. I'm not sure why you would feel the need to take action with them. 


annarkey14
annarkey14

@LucyBabeu,

And, if I were Joe, I'd be very careful of letting Sheriff BooBoo stand behind me.

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