Sheriff Joe Arpaio has never been one to mince words, and he stayed true to form when confronting Al Sharpton on his claims that enforcement of illegal immigration laws is somehow equivalent toracism. Liberals seem to love to accuse border securityproponents of racism, and Sharpton is no exception.
Sheriff Arpaio has made it clear, however, that he and his deputies will enforce the law regardless of race. Of the accused criminals currently incarcerated in his jails, he says, fully 20 percent are in the country illegally–the race of these individuals is irrelevant. Even the liberal Sharpton had to commend the sheriff for getting violent criminals off the street.
In his defense of immigration law, Arpaio also cited its popularity among Arizonacitizens and others.