In a My Turn column in today’s newspaper, Paul Chagolla, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy chief, addresses the recent misleading column by pro-illegal-immigration advocate Clint Bolick, in which Bolick claimed “not a single… deputy is assigned to serve warrants.”
Chagolla responds, “Why has the number of warrants in the repository become an issue for the Legislature, politicians, media, pro-illegal-immigration advocates and Mr. Bolick? The answer lies in Sheriff Arpaio’s enforcement of state and federal immigration laws. Former Gov. Janet Napolitano, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and other elected officials began using this topic in attempts to direct the sheriff away from arresting illegal immigrants who violate the law. This is Clint Bolick’s agenda, too.”
“The simple truth is that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to serving warrants, and it is committed to enforcing illegal-immigration laws. It can and will do both,” asserts Chagolla.
We recommend reading Chagolla’s fine response. It will provide insights not found in the mainstream media.