In a news conference earlier today, “America’s toughest sheriff” Joe Arpaio announced a new “no exceptions” policy designed to curb immigration abuses even further.
Under Arizona law (28-625) drivers of animal-drawn vehicles are “subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter.” Arpaio has directed his deputies to begin stops of animal-drawn vehicles with checks of their proof of citizenship.
Civil rights and immigration advocates have responded saying that this new policy is no less than intimidation of the population who will now have to carry identification with them during recreational activities.
In an answer to a follow-up question, Arpaio explained that his action was not done on a whim, rather it was taken in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the rather notorious public embarrassment that happened as a result of a series of home invasions by an undocumented worker in the state around this time last year.
Arpaio said: “The notorious Santa Claus (or whatever his real name is) has never shown that he is legally entitled to work in the United States.” Arpaio further explained that the liberal media had made children in Arizona “soft on immigration issues” and misrepresented the threat posed by undocumented workers like Santa. “This ends here and now,” Arpaio vowed.
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