Maricopa County is now safe from six illegal immigrants who were allegedly using stolen identities to work at a Mexican restaurant in Chandler.
That's right, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
conducted its latest illegal immigrant roundup at Moreno's Mexican grill
in Chandler this morning. It netted a total of six arrests.
MCSO says it received information that 14 illegal immigrants were using
fake IDs in order to work at the restaurant. Only six were arrested
today -- which is a vast improvement from the last time the sheriff went
gangbusters on a Valley business in search of illegal immigrants.
Last week, Arpaio's boys in beige raided a Days Inn hotel in downtown Phoenix. The result: one arrest.
Per usual, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to church-up the immigrant
roundup, calling the raid an "employer sanctions operation." Also per
usual, no employers were arrested -- just employees.
When asked if any employers were arrested, MCSO Officer Chris Hegstrom
tells New Times "at this time, I can tell you we arrested six employees
for using false identification."
Again, precisely zero employers were arrested during the sheriff's "employer
sanctions operation" this morning -- but that's because the raid had
nothing to do with sanctions for people who hire illegal immigrants; it
was just your run-of-the-mill MCSO immigrant roundup under the guise of
an "employer sanctions operation."