On Wednesday, deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) arrested 11 illegal aliens during a routine traffic stop, which ended in the apprehension of multiple human smuggling suspects.
Several of those taken into custody admitted to paying between $600 and $5,000 to be smuggled into the U.S. illegally, coming into Arizona at three different points (Altar, Sasabee and Nogales) along the border, according to a MCSO press release.
Those arrested were: Esteban Ramirez, Adrian Sanchez-Lopez, Florencio Lopez, Omar Hernandez, Daniel Lopez-Basurto, Manuel Vega-Garcia, Jose Alfonso-Gomez, Jorge Gonzalez-Duran, Pedro Basurto-Montiel, as well as two juveniles: 17-year-old and a 15-year-old.
The arrests led to the discovery of yet another so-called 'drop house' in Phoenix, where another illegal alien was taken into custody.
It was the second smuggling operation broken-up by the MCSO in less than a week.
In recent years, Phoenix has become the kidnap capital of the United States, that dubious distinction can be almost entirely attributed to the human smuggling industry, now dominated by the drug cartels who take advantage of an open border on a daily basis.
Under Sheriff Arpaio, his department has either identified in jail, or arrested on the street more than 30,000 illegal aliens in and around Phoenix.
Arpaio has endured years of politicians willing to look the other way on the issue of illegal immigration, even as our children are raped and murdered. Whether it is his own Senator (John McCain), his Governor (Janet Napolitano), or the last and current presidents…Arpaio continues to do his job and enforce the law.
Arpaio has been the target of vicious, hateful attacks from many illegal alien advocates including most infamously from Isabel Garcia of Derechos Humanos, who beheaded an effigy of the sheriff at a 2008 anti-Arpaio rally outside of a Barnes and Nobles. Arpaio was inside leading a discussion on his latest book.
What many of these radicals who seem to have no loyalty to their own country, always fail to mention, or possibly do not know, is that Arpaio has lived all over the world, including Mexico during his 25 years as a DEA agent. Consequently, he has many friends in Mexico and while he may not respect the corrupt Mexican government, he does respect the people.
In fact, there are many Mexicans who probably owe their lives to Arpaio, as he put himself in grave danger while working in that country.
For him, it is simply about enforcing the law, even if that means in doing so, he will be falsely branded a racist, even if it means doing so without the support of his own president.
In fact, it could be said that Sheriff Arpaio is merely doing the job that the Obama administration refuses to do.
In December 2011, USA Today published an op-ed piece written by Sheriff Arpaio which perfectly summed up the difference between himself and President Obama.
An excerpt follows:
"I took an oath of office in which I agreed to enforce the laws of the state and federal constitutions. As the top law enforcement officer in Maricopa County, I do not have the luxury of deciding whether to take a 'hard-line approach' in the enforcement of state and federal laws. I must enforce all of them. Arizona currently has two laws in the state constitution concerning illegal immigration, which I am enforcing."
You see, unlike Janet Napolitano, our 'official' head of Homeland Security, Arpaio actually takes his job seriously.
Furthermore, Sheriff Joe has been elected six times by the good people of Maricopa County, and he obviously takes their safety very seriously. That is really all that needs to be said about the man who most Americans would love to have as their own sheriff.