Arpaio Calls Undocumented Immigrants “Diseased” and “Dirty”

By Leticia Miranda Oct 21, 2009

Oh yes, he did. Dawn Teo over at the Huffington Post’s blog wrote that last week, Arpaio said to GQ Magazine:

All these people that come over, they could come with disease. There’s no control, no health checks or anything. They check fruits and vegetables, how come they don’t check people? No one talks about that! They’re all dirty. I sent out 200 inmates into the desert, they picked up 18 tons of garbage that they bring in — the baby diapers and all that. Where’s everybody who wants to preserve the desert?

Read more about Arpaio’s recent rants and his announcement that he’ll continue enforcing immigration laws under a little-known US law here at HuffPo.