Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Obama ‘Sets the Tempo’ for Immigration Crisis

Newsmax — VIDEOS: President Barack Obama has set the tone for illegal immigration to become an acceptable way of life in the United States, according to Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who appeared Tuesday on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.
“There’s a lot of politics involved, you know that,” Arpaio said. “Some economic problem, intelligence problem, it’s a leadership problem. The president sets the tempo. He’s not setting too good of a tempo right now when we talk about crime and illegal immigration so it starts from the top, but what can we do about it right now? I don’t know.” Illegal immigration has a direct impact on the drug trade in the United States, he said, noting that 80 percent of the drug seizures in Maricopa County, particularly large quantities of marijuana, are transported by illegal immigrants. “I said years ago, there’s a connection between illegal immigration, the coyotes and the drug traffickers, but we have to start cracking down on the drug problem,” Arpaio said. [Read More]