Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona. It has a population of over 1.6 million, making it the fifth most populous city in the nation. It’s also the largest state capital city in the nation. Of the 1.5 million people in Phoenix, over 40% of them are Hispanic, with a significant percentage of them being illegal aliens. Phoenix is in Maricopa County, the fourth most populous county in the nation with over 4 million people. Hispanics make up nearly 30% of the 4 million people in Maricopa County, and like Phoenix, a significant percentage of them are illegal aliens.
For years, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department tried their best to address the high crime rate associated with illegal aliens and illegal drug trafficking. A close friend of mine involved in law enforcement in Maricopa County has told me on more than one occasion that at least 70% to 80% of the crime in the county was directly or indirectly attributed to illegal aliens and the illegal drug trafficking which often involves illegal aliens.
Because Sheriff Joe’s department dared to investigate Barack Obama’s birth certificate, that was presented as being factual by the White House, Obama unleashed his biased and corrupt Justice Department on Sheriff Joe and the entire Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. After Arpaio’s investigators reported that the White House presented birth certificate was a forgery, as was his Social Security Number and Selective Service Card, and then presenting the forged birth certificate to the American people as being valid was an act of criminal fraud, the DOJ, along with a liberal judge, stripped the sheriff’s department of their federal immigration enforcement authority. They accused the department of racial profiling for targeting Hispanics and then placed a court appointed monitor over the department to make sure they didn’t racial profile any more. The Obama administration said that illegals were not responsible for all of the crime.
If most of your crime is being committed by a particular ethnic group, namely illegal Hispanics, doesn’t it make sense that law enforcement would focus on the Hispanic community in their fight against crime? To Obama and his fellow liberals, no, they were supposed to look at whites, American Indians, Asians and even Black Americans for the crimes being committed by illegal Hispanics. That makes as much sense as looking for trees in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
With the help of millions of dollars from out-of-state Democrats and liberals, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was defeated in last November’s election and replaced by a liberal Obamanite Democrat as sheriff. Like the rest of the Obamanites in the nation, he is pro-illegal alien and did not share the same philosophy of fighting the county’s crime as Arpaio did.
However, Donald Trump won the presidential election last November and he has taken a much harder stand on illegal aliens. He has order the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials to enforce federal immigration laws. Consequently, more illegals are being rounded up, detained and deported instead of being released back on the street.
And guess what?
A new report stated that violent crime was higher in sanctuary cities than other cities. On the flip side, since Phoenix did away with their sanctuary status in 2008, they have seen a 25% reduction in violent crimes and stolen vehicles.
Levi Bolton Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association commented, saying:
“We saw a decrease in crime. It had a deterrent effect on folks because the risk of discovery went up exponentially when we actually enforced the law.”
“When we eliminated our sanctuary policy back in 2008, we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent. We saw a 20-year low crime rate. When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically.”
Another source, City-Data.com, reported that in the first year Phoenix was NOT a sanctuary city, that assaults fell 13%, burglaries fell 14%, thefts fell 19%, robberies fell 23% and murders fell 27%.
These statistics need to be shown to every illegal alien loving liberal. They are proof of what Donald Trump said during his campaign that so many illegals are criminals, and that Obama did nothing but give them everything they wanted. If all illegals were deported, crime rates in many areas of the nation would plummet, but liberals don’t seem to care.