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July 25th, 2010
11:28 AM ET

Sheriff Arpaio: We're opening up jobs for U.S. citizens

Maricopa County's sheriff is known for being tough on prisoners and illegal immigrants. CNN's TJ Holmes talked with Joe Arpaio earlier today about his tent city jail and whether he's ready to enforce Arizona's new immigration law, set to take effect later this week.

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  1. vic

    Do the math
    Every anti immigration pundits say illegal immigrants eating our tax payer money
    So expand jail put illegal immigrants in jail feed them in tax payer money

    Business are closing no income tax for state . rental property will be empty no rents property values goes down .

    I am not pro immigration or pro amnesty . We need a solution send the criminals back to there country. For hard working immigrants give them visa charge visa fees till become residence study them if they learn English, adopt our system give the residence permit.

    Once they have legal permit state can make money on Driver license .Insurance company make money. They will by properties .county make money on property tax. car dealer sell more cars

    July 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  2. Randy

    Keep up the great work for AMERICA.We love what you stand for.More jobs for our citizens, is one great step towards freedom and a better life.

    July 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  3. Dan DeArmond

    Arpaio is a normal run of the mill power hungry moron as is the govenor of AZ. Nothing more.

    I feel for the hispanic population of our country. This is NOT going to detour any druglords... nor is it going to net a single job for any U.S. Citizen. The druglords have already bought their way into the US... all this is going to do is prevent good , hard working people from feeing their families. Sad state of affairs this U.S.A. is in. I love my country but I am rapidly becoming ashamed to say I am an American.

    July 26, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  4. scott

    If your out of work and loosing your home because you can't find a job.But you know that the illegals are working in factories taking away your chance of a job it's really hard to take.They are ILLEGAL what don't you people understand.Companies are aiding and bedding criminals when hire illegals. It's the companies that should be fined for hiring these illegals. Ask people that are loosing everything if we should keep illegals here. Wake up people I'm ashamed that people don't feel for the Americans loosing everything they work so hard for. It's companies that are heartless and greedy Arizona's law is the right path to a stronger and safer America.

    July 26, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  5. Sunshine

    To Sheriff Joe and Jan Brewer, please run for office of the President and vice President. Our government today supports slave labor and supports illegals over citizens. Keep up the good work and stop all businesses from hiring illegals.

    The fact that Judge Bolton stopped the provision of not allowing illegals to solicit for jobs is a travesty and she should not be a judge of this country.

    Racial profiling is bull.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  6. Bo Duke

    Here is just some of the facts that we've all heard over and over, but they're true.

    1. 90% of the drugs funneling into the U.S. come through Mexico. I'm all for the legalization of marijuana. Let's grow the best pot around, tax the growers and gain a new revenue base. It won't remedy all the violence around the border, but it's a step towards cutting off the head of the snake.

    2. The majority of the prison population is occupied by Latinos. Many are just plain thugs. The Lakers win a championship the Mexicans want to riot, break store windows, loot and run wild in the streets. Pure thugs that we just don't need.

    This isn't the great melting pot of a country anymore...it's time to become a little more hard nosed about the problems raging out of control instead of walking on eggshells about the Mexican's feelings..too bad!
    It just makes me sick that we're letting in not only Mexicans, but El Salvadorians with MS 13 tattooed on their eyelids. This is one of the most vicious street gangs that we just let waltz into our country. These gangs need to be exterminated like the fleas and roaches they are. And as far as their anchor babies go...I say we punt them back across the wall like footballs because chances are they're going to grow up like the filthy, thieving parents.

    This is going to be tough people, but we need to make a strong united stand. It won't be long before the violence that's happening in Juarez and other cities is on your doorstep as well.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  7. Mike W

    How many businessmen who hired illegals, pay below minimum wage, then don't report salaries paid to the IRS or the Arizona Dept. of Revenue have been arrested by this lousy cop? Zero.

    He's a bigmouth bully not a law enforcement officer.

    July 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm |