There are so many personalities who would want to run for the 2018 United States Midterm Elections. One of them is Joe Arpaio, who served as the Maricopa County Sheriff since 1992. He is one of the most controversial senatorial hopefuls, and the immigrant community in the United States is rallying against his candidacy.
According to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two of the most vocal critic of Joe Arpaio, his victory would mean doom for the immigrant population in the United States. They warned that Joe Arpaio hates the migrant population, and he would be doing everything that he can to deport them from the territories of the United States once he is sworn into the Senate.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are also protesting about President Donald Trump’s decision to issue a pardon to Joe Arpaio. They said that it is an insult to the migrant community, and the action of Donald Trump would surely backfire because of how many migrants in the United States have a negative perception of Joe Arpaio. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
According to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, after Joe Arpaio was convicted because of racial discrimination and other offenses, he stated that he would be pardoned if Donald Trump would win the presidency because they share the same views on migrants, and they wanted to deport all of those who are not documented.
After the victory of Donald Trump, what Joe Arpaio claimed has happened – he was pardoned from all of his crimes, and it is received negatively by the public. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and http://james-larkin.com/press/
After Joe Arpaio announced his candidacy for the Senate, many memes and posts attacking him started to become viral. It says how Joe Arpaio killed a dog owned by a migrant, and it also showed a tent city built near his home.
He is being attacked because of his ill-treatment of the migrants, and most of the people in the United States cannot accept the fact that he has the guts to run after what he did with the migrants living in Maricopa County. Another issue about Joe Arpaio surfaced now that he wanted to win a seat in the Senate – the issue on how he illegally detained Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The two migrant rights defenders have stated how Joe Arpaio’s men in 2007 arrested them. They claimed that several armed men stormed them homes, and they were taken to two different correctional facilities away from each other.
According to them, they were being interrogated by his men, and they are being intimidated because of the article that they published online. Joe Arpaio believes that the two posted confidential information about himself and wanted all of this removed online.
The arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin caught the attention of the public, and they rallied in support of the two. The case was soon dismissed due to lack of evidence, with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin filing a lawsuit against the Maricopa County. They won in the end and was awarded $3.75 million.