Illegal immigrants arrested at furnit...

Illegal immigrants arrested at furniture store protest

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Carrollton, TX

#1 Dec 3, 2007
Illegal immigrants arrested at furniture store protest

MESA, Ariz.(AP)-- Eight illegal immigrants were arrested during a protest outside of a Phoenix furniture store that had hired sheriff's deputies to keep day laborers away.

Protesters have been demonstrating for the past six Saturdays at Pruitt's furniture store in east Phoenix against the arrests of illegal immigrants in the area. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies had arrested 24 illegal immigrants in the area after stopping them for traffic violations.

The eight people arrested Saturday on suspicion of violating immigration laws were the first illegal immigrants taken into custody during the actual protests.

"I thought it was time to do something more about it," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. "The Pruitt's situation is getting out of hand. They are demonstrating every week and destroying this business. I don't think that's fair."

In late October, Pruitt's hired sheriff's deputies to keep day laborers away from gathering on the property, saying they were hurting business.

On Nov. 3, Daniel Pochoda, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, was arrested on a trespassing charge during one of the protests. Deputies said at the time Pochoda refused to move his car from the property.


Wylie, TX

#2 Dec 4, 2007
Umm wierdo
backto good

Flower Mound, TX

#3 May 5, 2009
good for them, Its time someone showed up for the laws of USA. 13 million AMERICANS unemployed, but we cant stop the guest worker program. Thats racist. If its racist and you are offended then go back where you came from.
Kentucky Hillbilly

Estherville, IA

#4 Sep 28, 2009
Good job sheriff. Keep up the good work.

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