Sheriff Joe: I’ll Put Released Illegals in Tent City

Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 11:17 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Image: Sheriff Joe: I’ll Put Released Illegals in Tent City
(AP Photo)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he would love to help the federal government with its mass release of illegal immigrants by putting them in his famed Arizona “Tent City” jail.

The illegals were let go to save money ahead of the automatic spending cuts — known as the sequester — that is due to begin Friday.

Arpaio, a hardliner on illegal immigration, told Politico he’d accept the prisoners free of charge. Tent City houses its inmates in tents in the Phoenix desert. Pink underwear is part of their uniform.

Declassified:
‘Financial War’ Could Wipe Out 50% of Your Wealth

“I’ll take them. I have room in my tents. I would be happy to have them, and I wouldn’t even charge them,” he said.

Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., is skeptical that the illegals are being released for financial reasons.

“I am always suspicious when the government that has billions of dollars has to say, ‘we are going to release [illegal immigrants] because of budget problems,’” he said. “I’m wary of that. They’re utilizing a so-called budget crisis as the reason to kick these people loose. I do have a concern about that.”

The real solution, Arpaio said: “If they’re here illegally, they should be deported.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Public Funding for U.S. Colleges Rebounds After Years of Decline

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 06:12 AM

Public funding for U.S. colleges increased for only the second time in five years last year, following declines that for . . .

Country Singer and Cancer Survivor Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 22:51 PM

Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, die . . .

Marijuana Fans Pack 4/20 Events in Colorado, Washington State

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 22:42 PM

Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved