Sheriff Joe Sits Down For An Eye-Opening Interview

In a recent Washington Times interview with former syndicated radio host Rusty Humphries, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio weighed in on a number of timely issues, including the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants into his state.

The Maricopa County lawman, often referred to as America’s toughest sheriff, shared his view that the unchecked surge of unaccompanied minors across the southern border is, at least on some level, by design.

“I think the White House sometimes is incompetent,” he affirmed; “but I can’t imagine them doing this without realizing that there was going to be some controversy.”

Arpaio’s theory, he revealed, is that Barack Obama is allowing the steady stream of illegals to continue so he will be in a better position to pass executive orders that further his ultimate goal of amnesty. He complained that the recidivism rate among illegals is astronomical, suggesting that official reports underestimate the levels of violence and gang activity associated with their arrival.

Already known for being tough on illegals, Arpaio echoed recent concerns regarding the potential integration of young gang members into the stream of minors crossing the border.

“Why are they hiding these kids from the media?” he wondered. “Well, I think I have a theory here. I don’t think they’re all young kids. I would bet there are 16-, 17-year-olds. How do we know they’re not members of a gang coming across?”

Further criticizing the ineffectiveness of federal authorities to stop the assault on American immigration laws, Arpaio concluded that this nation could absolutely rein in such abuses if leaders were dedicated to doing so.

“We’re the greatest country in the universe,” he asserted. “You’re trying to tell me that we can’t control the illegal immigration coming into our country?”

During the interview, Arpaio addressed his critics – many of whom are federal government officials.

He said that acrimony on the part of the Obama administration has made it increasingly difficult for him to do his job.

“Anything that has to do with illegal immigration, there seems to be a blackout sometimes,” he said, “especially with me.”

He said that he is “the one they’re going after,” although in reality, he is trying to help the federal government by performing his prescribed duty to uphold the law.

“That’s sad in a way,” Arpaio lamented. “But you know what? It doesn’t bother me.”

He concluded that he actually finds joy in the altercations, declaring that he is “not going to surrender.”

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

1 comment to Sheriff Joe Sits Down For An Eye-Opening Interview

  • Upaces88

    Maybe(?), he is just not saying it. Obama knows EXACTLY what he is doing.
    Besides “allowing” them to vote out of gratitude, he will also gain more Chaos with the criminal element; and that is exactly what he wants.
    ​Please don’t make the mistake of believing Obama doesnt know what he is doing. ​

    ​​I’ve heard terms like: clueless, incompetent, etc.​

    He is systematically installing “radical”Islamist leadership in every middle-eastern country we are getting involved with.

    ​He defrauded himself into 4 more years, which it is a real possibility, every country in the region will fall under control of the Muslim ​ brotherhood. With China and Russia lurking behind the scenes and Obama being complicit, the rest of the free world will not have the power to resist and will be in grave danger of succumbing to tyranny with little hope for escape. We will then be next.

    ​THE NDAA that passed ​GIVES​ the president the authority via the military to imprison any US citizen deemed a threat indefinitely without benefit of a trial. There are dozens of FEMA camps that are more akin to prisons than relief centers capable of containing over a million people, on stand-by, right here on our own soil. One word from the president and martial law is imposed, we lose the 2nd amendment and there is no freedom left anywhere on earth. Precedent has already been ​ established for the extra-judicial killings of US citizens, ​ and with the Awlaki killing.

    The​ week of 12/10/13, he mentioned he wanted a 3rd Term.
    He also mentioned he may “suspend elections.”


    He has more than a clue, he has a plan and the means to carry it out.