Matt Lauer Shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio Cartoon of People Being Questioned in Arizona for "Ordering Nachos" - Video 4/26/10
Here is video of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio talking with Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning, where Lauer asked him if he worried the state's "image will suffer" as a result of their new Anti-Illegal Immigration Law. To illustrate his point, Lauer showed a political cartoon that had people being questioned in Arizona for ordering Nachos at a restaurant.
Arpaio responded that he did not worry it will hurt the state's image, but instead believes it will help Arizona and attract others to move there. He said by getting rid of the illegal workers, it will open up more jobs for citizens.
Lauer tried turn the new law into a "racial profiling" instrument, but Arpaio did not let him get away with it. He pointed out that President Obama sent Justice Department people to Arizona just after taking office to investigate Arpaio for "alleged racial profiling." It has now been over a year, and Arpaio said they have brought nothing forward against him. Arpaio said, "We know how to enforce the illegal-immigration laws without racial profiling.