Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Raids Sporting Goods Company: Nabs 27 Illegals Using Stolen IDs
Posted on 02/08/2013 8:42:45 PM PST by montag813
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
Hes known as Americas Toughest Sheriff. But Joe Arpaio continues to show he deserves the moniker of Americas JOBS Sheriff. Because every time Sheriff Joe conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers.
And at a time when raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are almost unheard of - Barack Obama has slashed workplace enforcement by a staggering 70% since 2009 - Sheriff Joe and his department keep on working to crack down on illegal aliens in the workplace.
Today was no exception, as Maricopa County Sheriffs deputies raided Sportex Apparel in Tempe, AZ, a custom-made sports clothing and accessories company - and arrested 27 illegal aliens, most of whom were caught using stolen or false identification.
In a seven-month long investigation, deputies learned that as many as 19 employees were using false or stolen IDs to work at Sportex, said Officer Christopher Hegstrom with MCSO.
After Friday's raid, 23 illegals were arrested for ID theft. Four others were taken into custody for outstanding criminal warrants, totaling 27 arrests, Hegstrom said. MCSOs Criminal Employment Enforcement Squad was at the scene to make numerous arrests.
This was the sheriffs 61st such sweep. In the previous 60 employer sanctions/identity theft operations, 100% of all suspects found to be committing identity theft to gain employment were illegal aliens. The Maricopa County Sheriff s office has investigated, arrested on the streets and in the jails over 79,000 illegal aliens.
Illegal aliens are stealing identities of U.S. citizens to gain employment which escalates our unemployment problems. I dont believe we should tolerate this. Furthermore, I will continue to enforce all federal and state illegal immigration laws in the business sector through human smuggling and crime suppression operations, despite activists and the federal government who may not like it, said the Sheriff.Due to the breaking news of these arrests, there is not yet indication whether some of the illegal aliens were using the social security numbers of dead persons, as has happened many times in the past, including ones of murder victims.
Arpaio stresses that one of the benefits of these employer sanctions/identity theft operations is that they open up job opportunities for legal citizens.
For critics who insist that illegal aliens only take the jobs that Americans refuse to do, we remind them of the example in the news report below, where legal workers of all ages and backgrounds lined up for jobs at three Phoenix-area restaurants, after a major Arpaio raid removed 200 workers there:
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Bad Joe! Bad Joe! Don’t you know it’s not illegal to be an illegal alian and for illegals to have illegally obtained id’s? What’s the matter with you Joe? Now let thsoe poor imigrants go and give them some money and free education for theitr troubles!
Joe you are a true American Patriot and excellent Sheriff.
Godluvya, Joe. Stay safe-—(we’re watching, Barry.)
He’s the very best!
Don’t deport them. Send them to prison for using stolen ID. Make an example of them to their fellow illegals.
Good work Sherrif Joe. Now, go ask Eric Holder if he knows where the sun don’t shine.
Once again, he proves that he is about enforcing laws not selectively enforcing laws like others in the law enforcement community...JD.
No, he doesn’t know that bad=upholding our immigration laws, but good= supplanting and ignoring our Second Amendment rights. Thank God. Wish we could clone him.
They were merely following their president’s example.
I wonder how many of them voted in the
last election. BTW..who do you suppose they voted for???
That sounds familiar. I can think of one person in particular who has done that, but is immune from arrest.
I only hope that Joe arrested the employer also.
Under Arizona's employer sanctions law, upheld just last year by the SCOTUS, their business license will be suspended for 30 days. Any further violation will result in their license being revoked for 1 year. After that, permanently.