“To witness what is happening in Arizona and remain neutral is to be implicated in human rights violations that are occurring right here on U.S. soil against migrants. History will not be kind to Joe Arpaio. He will be remembered with other infamous sheriffs like Bull Connor who subjugated and terrorized communities for shortsighted political gain. I hope everyone will join me in protesting Sheriff Joe.” If you are infuriated about what Joe Arpaio is doing in Arizona, forward the petition to bring Joe to Justice to ten friends today.
In her testimony before Congress yesterday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano stated that she expects ICE actions at work sites to focus on employers “who intentionally and knowingly exploit the illegal labor market.” During the hearing, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) questioned the tactic of workplace raids and emphasized that legal residents and American citizens are often caught in the Agency’s large-scale sweeps and held for ten or eleven hours in dehumanizing conditions. The best way to respect our values as a nation is to move away from these types of showy, failed enforcement tactics that only exacerbate our nation’s immigration crisis.