Money that Sheriff Joe Arpaio uses to conduct work place raids has been cutoff by interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley.
Romley said the $700,000 the Sheriff’s Office expected should instead be spent on going after employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants rather than work site raids.
Romley said he will use the money to pay for attorneys, legal assistants and detectives to investigate employer-sanctions cases, and to work with and educate the business community.
Although he’s not getting the cash, Arpaio said there will be no changes and raids will continue.
His Chief Deputy David Hendershott said Romley is trying to do everything he can to destroy the enforcement of illegal immigration.