Sheriff Joe Arpaio Reveals A Surprising Reason Why He Thinks Border Guards Aren’t Doing Their Job

As the Obama administration’s lax attitude toward America’s immigration laws has led to a marked increase in illegal border crossings, critics – especially throughout the southwest – have expressed their outrage. Few have been as outspoken as the man often billed as America’s toughest sheriff, Maricopa County, Ariz., lawman Joe Arpaio.

He recently weighed in on the influx of unaccompanied minors and other illegals being transported to his state under the direction of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Not only did Arpaio chastise government officials whose policies encourage repeat offenders, he called to task those illegals with the audacity to complain about their treatment upon arriving in the U.S. as criminals.

Arpaio revisited the issue Monday evening during an interview on the Fox News Channel. He explained that, with the sharp rise in children crossing the border, agents assigned to protecting America are suffering from misplaced priorities.

“The Border Patrol is too busy changing diapers and not going after dope peddlers and illegal immigrants,” he said.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerikowske seemed to bolster Arpaio’s position with a recent statement regarding the border situation.

“I have been watching them do absolutely heroic efforts,” he said of border agents. “Not only rescuing children but taking care of them, way beyond some of the skill sets. They are doing everything from making formula to bringing in their own children’s clothing to taking care of these kids in a multitude of ways.”

With nearly 50,000 minors having illegally crossed the border without adult supervision in just the past eight months, authorities are scrambling to find temporary housing for them. In Arpaio’s estimation, this result was all part of Barack Obama’s ultimate goal of achieving amnesty.

“I think the president knew this was going to happen,” he said, “so it’s going to help him on his executive orders if Congress doesn’t take this mission up.”

Judging from reports of overcrowding and generally inhospitable environments within these housing facilities, however, Arpaio concluded the scheme could likely backfire.

He said that, if they were inclined to do so, U.S. authorities could put a stop to the relentless assault on our immigration laws.

“This is a great country,” he said. “You’re trying to tell me we can’t keep people from coming into our country if we really had the desire to do it? I don’t buy it.”

Tom Horne, Arizona’s attorney general, has also gotten involved in the controversy by sending the Border Patrol official notice that they are violating federal law.

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  1. gene1357 says:

    Now if this dereliction of duty, to defend our borders against invasion, does not amount to treason, just what would it take?
    Here we have the Commander In Chief refusing to tackle what should be JOB1, according to polls, and it's just a big yawn.
    Meanwhile the talented, courageous, sitting House Majority leader, a popular Republican legislator, states that he supports a compassionate program for tender age illegals, and his constituents allow him to lose a primary to an novice "ivory tower" disciple of DNC Chairman Kaine in a primary.
    Go figure!

    • David F. says:

      Let me get this straight…you think Cantor is talented, courageous, and popular?? Wow, I hope you're being sarcastic!! Cantor didn't lose to a DNC disciple…he lost to a TEA Party Conservative Economics Professor. Maybe if Cantor wasn't an "Establishment Republican" (meaning Democrat Lite Piece of Progressive Shit), then he might have been able to retain his Legislative Duties. Seriously tell me how many in Congress, both in the House and the Senate, are actually standing up for the American People, their Constituents, Federal Law, and the U.S. Constitution. In all honesty, I can only say there are perhaps 10 to 15 out of 535 total Congressional members.

      • gene1357 says:

        Anyone may claim the TEA Party mantle; who's to know? Brat has a history; it's a Democrat Party history, as a minion of former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine. Brat never attended a single RPV or TEA Party function until he decided (was fingered) to torpedo Cantor in the primary.
        Eric Cantor's fellow Republicans selected him to be their leader, but of course, you know best.
        Never mind that he is the only member of the House to have ever gotten in Obama's face.
        Eric Cantor was Obama enemy #1. He had balls of steel.

  2. The drug kin pins in Mexico are sending children across the border to keep the border patrol people in turmoil so they wont have any time to look for drugs coming across into the US.The Obama being played for fools by these drug smugglers and the taxpayers are picking up the tab.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    All I have to say is I wish Sheriff Joe was running the Border Patrol we wouldn't be in the trouble were in.Obuthole and his cohorts are bunch of gutless pieces of shit.I don't see democraps saying that they'll take in these little beaners so it won't cost the taxpayers more money.

  4. Lorene B says:

    Doesn't Texas and Arizona know how to deal with this invasion? If not, I offer one: put these invaders back on the bus, send them back to Mexico, now. (Oh, they are minors, came here without their parents), then they can go back without their parents. (Oh, they have parents in this country and want to join them), their parents are probably here illegally and should pick up their children ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER (Mexico can change diapers, provide food and clothing, it is THEIR responsibility).

    We can't have bleeding heart if we are to protect our country.

  5. Donnie Buchanan says:

    It is a State Right to decline entry into the state by anyone.

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