Joe Arpaio Quotes

If a nation's security is only as strong as its weakest link, then America may be in serious trouble. Hawaii may be our weakest link and could have a serious impact on our nation's immigration policy.

Trouble Quotes, Security Quotes

I can get along great with the Hispanics. In fact, I sure would like to meet them, even the politicians, maybe in the back room or whatever, have a couple of beers and try to explain. But they need to understand that I enforce the laws. I want to listen to them and hear their problems. I want them to tell me what their problems are.

Great Quotes, Problems Quotes

We learn by our problems. We correct our deficiencies if there are any.

Problems Quotes

 

I get a lot of calls from families and people who have served time and they say, 'Thank you, Sheriff. I hate the tents.' That's music to my ears.

Time Quotes, Music Quotes

I'm an equal-opportunity law-enforcement guy - I lock everybody up.

Opportunity Quotes, Law Quotes

I have compassion, I've told you people that over and over again. Enforcing the law overrides my compassion.

Compassion Quotes, Law Quotes

This is the sheriff you're talking about, with a gun and badge that enforces the law. Nothing is going to stop me from cracking down on illegal immigration as long as the laws are there.

Law Quotes

I would hope to get together with the Latino community, if I could ever have them talk to me without screaming and threatening me. So I hope to get together with the community and try to explain what we do, so that's going to be one of my missions coming up.

Hope Quotes, Community Quotes

But hey, controversy - well, it hasn't hurt me in 50 years.

Controversy Quotes

I would have liked to see where we would have the authority to arrest illegal aliens just by being here illegally and book them into our jails, but that's not going to happen.

Authority Quotes

I'm working on Leno. He's from my home state, Massachusetts. And my home country, Italy. I said, 'Hey, Jay, why don't you have me on your show? Afraid I'll be funnier than you?'

Work Quotes

I used to have trust with reporters. Give them scoops. Those were the old days. It's very strange, when you give a story and it doesn't come out the right way.

Trust Quotes

I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected sheriff, and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government.

Responsibility Quotes

Everything I did in the jails - chain gangs, everything - I haven't changed the policy. I did it, I stand by it, and I'm not going to change.

Change Quotes

I will continue to enforce all the laws, including illegal immigration. Nothing changes.

Change Quotes