Tell Sheriff Arpaio: Don't Arrest Undocumented Children!
Notorious Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio recently arrested a 6-year-old undocumented child, despite President Obama's recent revisions to immigration policy, which stops the deportation of undocumented children.
The young girl, who was with 15 other immigrants, was arrested on the same day that Obama implemented these major changes to the country's immigration policy. Arpaio then turned the girl over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Arpaio claims that he will not abide by any immigration policy changes until those changes became law in the state of Arizona.
“Are we going to get more of these situations where illegals feel like now they’re going to be safe? I don’t know,” Arpaio said. He then said that he intends to keep trying to deport children.
Toddlers and young children do not deserve to be treated like criminals or to be put through the emotional and physical pain of arrest. Tell Joe Arpaio that he must stop arresting undocumented children.
We the undersigned urge you to stop arresting children suspected of being undocumented in Arizona.
Given the young age of these children and President Obama's recent changes to immigration policy, these arrests should stop.
Undocumented children should not be treated as if they have committed a crime as they are far too young to have been brought to the United States illegally on their own.
This is detrimental to the children's emotional and mental health.
We ask you to please stop arresting children suspected of being undocumented in Arizona.
Thank you for taking our comments and concerns into serious consideration.