Napolitano, Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio is your Problem

February 6, 2009 by Jessica Acee · Comment
Filed under: Immigration, Politics 

It’s been 48 hours since over 200 undocumented immigrants were handcuffed, marched through Phoenix streets and abandoned in a tent city surrounded by an electric fence in the middle of the desert. This latest publicity stunt by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a clear violation of human rights law. Based on a recent report showing that ICE has been lying, and purposely targeting immigrants with no documented criminal activity, it’s very likely that some of these people have not committed crimes.

Meanwhile, sitting comfortably in DC, newly minted Secretary of Homeland Secretary (and former AZ governor) Janet Napolitano is being called “the best advocate for sense and sensibility.” But where is her sense of justice and humanity when residents of her own community are isolated not for any specific crime but because of their nationality? This is ludicrous. Read more