MCSO raids Valley business and arrests 14 illegal immigrants. People line up outside business for their jobs.
Sheriff’s Office Arrests Now Stand at 435 in Employer Sanction/Identity Theft Investigations
October 12, 2010
Phoenix, AZ. - Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies conducted an early morning raid arresting 14 workers (nine male, five female) in the Office’s 39th identity theft operation.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his detectives were acting on information received from inside sources claiming the business has been knowingly hiring illegal aliens who are using false identification to work in the United States.
Today’s raid comes on the heels of a controversial court ruling in favor of those who are suing Arpaio to stop Arizona’s enforcement of SB1070.Original article from Borderfire Report
“My job as Sheriff is to continue to enforce all the laws of this state until when and if courts rule that law enforcement authorities can no longer enforce the immigration laws enacted by this state. I will not be intimidated by the falsehoods of some racial profiling allegations or by the politicos in Washington who want to minimize this issue.”
In addition to this morning’s raid, Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies have arrested 421 employees during similar workplace investigations, all of whom were later determined to be in the United States illegally.
Sheriff Arpaio says, “The benefits of these identity theft operations is they open up jobs for legal citizens to work and they act as a deterrence to employers in our community who wish to circumvent the system by hiring illegal workers as a cheaper labor force.”
In the developing stages now, Arpaio says, is an all volunteer posse to augment the Sheriff’s SB1070 efforts. That posse is schedule to hit the streets within the next several weeks and will concentrate solely fighting illegal immigration.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office