Sheriff Arpaio: I'm going to enforce our state laws
Maricopa County sheriff reacts to Supreme Court ruling
- Duration 7:25
- Date Jun 25, 2012
Maricopa County sheriff reacts to Supreme Court ruling
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Well thank you separate say it is so Joseph because when it comes to the Saturdays of Arizona's crackdown on illegals the Supreme Court although it -- syrup.
Joseph Arpaio can indeed keep cracking down -- -- at least when it comes to allowing authorities like this there are.
Base of their papers no doubt Joseph likes that today what Joseph doesn't like.
Because -- here to talk about the pros and the cons of a decision that has much of the nation.
Pretty much confuse.
Welcome everybody I'm Neil Cavuto and it is the most hotly debated part of that Arizona immigration law a provision that requires.
The least check the status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.
The High Court ruling that it is legal while leaving the door open to additional challenges Arizona governor Jan Brewer calling today's decision a victory for the rule of law but.
Did this ruling also time and it's -- hands it prohibits police for example from arresting suspected illegal immigrants without a warrant.
To Maricopa County sheriff Joseph Arpaio on the high -- rather mixed.
Mess it's just good to have you.
Is it a mixed message mixed blessings how would you describe.
There are probably you know -- -- -- -- 1078 but we've been doing this for four years anyway that's probably why -- Took me to federal court the Obama administration last month.
Knowing his sense that -- was coming out of course to president.
As -- Mac situation.
But I'm concerned.
About whether the federal government will pick up the illegal aliens -- -- forests and in my office.
Common -- contact with the fact I predicted this morning they won't and I just here.
The deal Homeland Security said they're not going to pick up illegal aliens.
That the law enforcement comes in contact with traffic stops also they took away all the 287 G.
From all law enforcement of course they took away mine in the -- -- war.
On Arizona over this illegal immigration problem well.
Not a couple of issues you raised there and -- -- -- in the order in which you raised and syrup and what is the president.
And what he makes -- is he issued a statement today that no American should ever.
-- live under a cloud of suspicion just because of all what they look like do you think that was a slap -- you.
Of course it is I'm the poster boy he mentioned me a few months ago at the White House seat in light what I was doing with -- tennis.
But you know if you has that most concern and stop them from coming into United States because it's illegal.
The comment to this country so -- ought to do something about death situation.
On the other hand we should enforce the laws in the interior which most people are saying including politicians.
Less secure -- border and they say first or about all the illegals that are in the interior where locking them up on.
A human smuggling in and raiding businesses.
Crime suppression is a by the way I'm nonstop and any thing -- to continue.
To enforce those state laws regardless of what the federal government.
Is trying to put pressure on me.
To satisfy all these activists which by the way are in front of my building right now three and a half years they've been in front of my building so I'm not going to ban them.
-- -- -- federal government.
Especially when we still have state laws to -- for.
I wonder whether the feds now might have a reason to put you were box you into a corner -- and by that I mean.
The justices ruled unanimously in fact that you do have the right.
You know to ask.
Folks for papers for example.
But that those -- folksy might suspect of being illegal are not required to have those papers so it's more like a testimony to.
So I thought in your case sheriff you're damned if you do -- damned if you don't.
-- although the big point here in -- was a -- so you can look.
Detect these people on the illegals every hour on the hour but it always does and -- them what do you do what I say right so you what then what -- you I don't -- stranded what do you do.
-- I got a couple strategies of mine and are going to reveal it now but we're going to continue to lock up the human smugglers.
The raid businesses crime suppression are not stop and I got state laws that I can for -- But its use my legal -- Stan sheriff it's if you.
Let's say stop a car and -- use suspect that the driver -- the occupants.
Might be illegal.
And you you asked for papers as the Supreme Court says you can and they don't have any any such papers.
The Supreme Court says it kind of ends there from interpreting.
What they decided today correctly.
What is that Joseph Arpaio didn't.
Moment I tell you one thing I'm going to do -- this estate some type of criminal.
Crime they're going to jail.
The statements -- illegal okay they're going to jail.
Number two we're gonna try to call -- to take him off our hands which they've been doing great cooperation locally.
They've been taken these.
Illegal aliens off our hands when we have -- No state charge against them but I I predicted this will stop.
In this is the first shot right taken away that cooperative 287 G program from all law enforcement in Arizona State took away Mayan.
Two years ago and then they took it away from our jails.
I just think it's got you in it in a little bit of limbo I can.
Deals and what you now facing because I don't know what you're facing but governor brewer what she called the decision a victory for the rule of law -- went on to say.
I'm confident our offices are prepared to carry out this -- responsibly.
And lawfully -- -- This law what are you carrying out if you are allowed to ask for let's say.
Identified papers that prove you're a citizen or your legal resident -- country and they're not required at the paperwork so it's sort of like.
You can ask but they don't have to show because they -- that.
Well that's not the point once again if you prove there you have to go to the immigration.
You know -- television to show -- the court seems to be saying served well.
You know that that's a pass.
Well there's other criteria -- was suspicion notches on market again until all that Neil is a whole list of them.
But there and honestly all -- -- -- civil legal corner syrup and that.
This might be taken advantage of by -- -- some of these others maybe Obama administration itself the Justice Department itself.
You -- -- No I'm I'm I'm in a political quandary -- this is all politics.
And is bad.
Bad decisions that deal Homeland Security in the White House is making these I'll tell you why they want amnesty and if they're not going to accept.
People here illegally that we show we have probable cause or suspicion that these -- administration.
That's what the problem is they get in the past.
That's what this all about.
It is going to continue -- -- criteria.
Will be different as time goes on by the federal government so this is amnesty.
-- -- pilots who is a pleasure thank you very much.