Joe Arpaio: Six-year-old arrested? Not quite!

The left crafts news to fit sensationalized agenda

It’s no secret that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio irks the open borders liberals. But the popular official, elected to an unprecedented five four-year terms, goes about his duties of law enforcement resilient to the flak being thrown in his direction.  He’s a committed career lawman, who retired after world-wide assignments with the federal DEA — culminated by heading up the agency’s Arizona office.

The daily newspaper, known to our readers as The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic), eviscerates the sheriff at every turn.  But the news about him arresting a little girl is so over the top as to be laughable, if it wasn’t such a seriously flawed and intentionally mischaracterized report of the incident. 

The child was not arrested. She was picked up with 15 other illegal aliens — all claiming to be Mexican nationals — using Arizona as portal to fan out across the United States. “She’s been turned over to ICE to try to determine where she’s from. She told us she’s from El Salvador,“ said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom.

The crucial facts missing from the sensationalized report is that the little girl was apparently unaccompanied by her parents. The Sheriff’s officers took protective custody of the child and turned her over to juvenile authorities, since no one admitted knowing who or where her parents were. Further, they all claimed to know nothing about the 6-year-old. Would the liberals have preferred the abandoned child be left to fend for herself on the streets when the pack of illegals with whom she was traveling were arrested?

“Where was she going? What are they going to do with her? We’re trying to get to the bottom of this right now,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. We enforce the human-smuggling laws here,” he stated. “Every chance I can get to take action on my own without turning them over to ICE, I do. Especially with the new policy the president has.”

The impoverished illegals — whom we are told desperately risk their lives in the desert heat to seek American jobs — paid their co-conspirator coyotes as much as $3,500 each to be unlawfully transported into the United States. And the child’s parents? Their whereabouts and identity are anybody’s guess.

Even pro-illegal extremists would have to admit there is something very wrong with this picture. And it has nothing to do with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

6 Responses to Joe Arpaio: Six-year-old arrested? Not quite!

  1. State Committeeman says:

    Glad to see there is someplace to go for clarity on this issue. After the Democrat sound bites coming out of the AZ Republican Party, it’s refreshing to have access to rational thinking on the massive problem of illegals coming into our state and nation. The newspaper report actual referred to this band of foreign nationals as “suspected illegal immigrants.” I’d say that’s a good bet !!

  2. Vince says:

    So much BS in the coverage coming from pro-amnesty liberals and Dems making political hay prior to the presidential election. This group of illegals probably included her parents, but they were wiling to save their own asses at their child’s expense. Whenever I hear that our laws “break up families” I fume. These families would not be broken up if they stayed home.

  3. Luke says:

    And regarding the sad saga of “breaking up families,” let’s remember that the original families of illegals left “back home” suffer worse hardships. Many places are “widow villages,” towns in which every man physically capable of traveling has abandoned his home for the US, leaving only their wives, children, and elderly parents. They might send money home for awhile, but the contact becomes less frequent as the men adjust to their new lifestyle and begin to spend their paychecks on things they never dreamed of owing in Mexico or El Salvador. Eventually many of these men start new families in the US, leaving their discarded ones to fend for themselves. This breaking up of families is a massive deception that some soft-hearted and soft-in-the-head Americans fall for. The churches, which should all know better, foster this lunacy under the guise of “social justice.”

    • Marianne says:

      The “lunacy” fills the pews, Luke. Filled pews equate to filled collect plates. Filled collection plates equate to more power to the churches and their leadership. Nothing new here.

  4. Braveheart says:

    Just more sensationalized garbage being flung at the wall to see if any sticks. Joe is remains tremendously popular.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    Those of us who live in Maricopa County in the great state of Arizona know the real Joe Arpaio and appreciate his dedication to us and the law. This type of hyped “reporting” is sickening.