From Arizona Republic
Maricopa County Sheriff Office deputies arrested a 6-year-old suspected illegal immigrant Friday, the day President Barack Obama softened the country's deportation policy toward young illegal immigrants.
The girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally who were traveling to the Midwest and northeast United States, said Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.
"She's been turned over to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to try to determine where she's from. She told us she's from El Salvador. That's what she told us," he said.
. . . Arpaio believes there will be an increase in Mexicans entering the United States illegally after hearing Obama's new policy.
"I suspect that this is politics to get the Hispanic vote," Arpaio said. "It's sad to use the kids as a political tool to get a certain segment of our society's vote."
Regardless of the SB1070 controversy, President Obama’s recent new policy regarding illegal immigration, specifically the ‘Dream Act,’ activists, certain political figures, and the DOJ who has recently taken me to Federal Court, I will continue to enforce all of the immigration laws.
~ Sheriff Joe Arpaio, quoted by ArizonaFamily.com
Damn Fool Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Office Arrests 6-Year-Old Suspected Undocumented Immigrant huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/17/joe…— Charles (@CharlesH226) June 18, 2012
asshole lifetime achievement award @NidaKhanNY: Wow really? Arpaio arrest a 6-yo girl suspected of being 'undocumented'http://t.co/p3XJpKvQ”— Verb(@VerbDC) June 18, 2012
In Cherokee, Joe Arpaio's name means: horrible old creep.— Sabine Mariano (@TweetEverstrong) June 17, 2012
Someone needs to throw this idiot in jail...wearing one of his pink jumpsuits. fb.me/1pfP6flBJ— PoliticalBeeatch (@PoliticalBeatch) June 18, 2012
Joe Arpaio arrested a six-year-old today. What a tough macho guy he is.— beameni3 (@beameni3) June 18, 2012
USA! USA! Arrest those 6 year olds! Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arrests 6-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant thkpr.gs/N78wY3— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) June 17, 2012
“@66Betty: Good for Joe Arpaio. I always thought there was something suspicious about 6-year-old children.”Finally. AZ can sleep at night.— truthdogg (@truthdogg) June 18, 2012
Rabid-birther-hater sheriff Arpaio, pal of Mitt's, arrested a 6-yr-old girl suspected of being an illegal immigrant: azcentral.com/news/articles/…— KnowYourObama (@KnowYourObama) June 18, 2012
What kind of horrid being arrests a 6 year old? tinyurl.com/7mw22mn Joe Arpaio, of course.— Shayera Tangri (@shayera) June 18, 2012