Skip to comments.Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio arrests 6 year old undocumented immigrant?
Posted on 06/19/2012 3:01:08 PM PDT by djone
"Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff's office rescued a 6-year-old girl from a suspected human-smuggling ring--or, as TP's Judd Legum puts it, that "Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona Sheriff from Maricaopa [sic] County, arrested a 6-year-old undocumented immigrant on Friday."
Legum's source is an Arizona Republic article, which explains that sheriff's deputies (not Arpaio himself) picked up the girl along with 15 adults "at an undisclosed location in northern Maricopa County" (which presumably means north of Phoenix). "The whereabouts of the girl's parents or other caretakers is unknown," the Republic explained. "All of the people traveling with her claimed to know nothing about the girl."
A sheriff's spokesman told the Republic: "She's been turned over to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to try to determine where she's from. She told us she's from El Salvador."
On Twitter last night, we repeatedly asked @ThinkProgress (an account used chiefly by Legum): "What would you do with an unattended 6-year-old, let her go?" He evaded the question, answering only: "not arrest her."
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I suppose the OBots would let her wander the streets alone.
I say put the child up for adoption if no one comes forward to claim her.
Obama’s EO has pretty much guaranteed that there will be small fry pouring “unattended” across the border now.
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime...
You think Eric the Corrupt will fly down there and take charge to make sure that she gets “taken care of by her handlers”. She needs to get to LA or SF to star in some movies with a cut going to Hugo Hosni Obama’s re-election fund.
There’s a big deal difference between arresting someone and removing a minor from a dangerous situation and placing them into a protected environment.
Arpaio and his boys did the right thing. To have done differencly would have been callous, cruel and wrong.
This story is important because it points to the left’s apparent willingness to allow an unattended 6-year old fend for herself as long as she’s Mexican.
What would they do for dates otherwise?
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