[Ed. – Judge orders Arpaio referred for criminal contempt charges, saying he was in contempt of a 2011 court order against enforcing immigration law. Below, find the heinous injustice perpetrated by Arpaio and his evil henchmen. This man could go to jail because he didn’t racially profile which lawbreakers were to be deliberately left alone, as more compliant sheriffs have done in places like Los Angeles County and San Francisco County in California.]
Noemi Romero, 24, was one of nine workers arrested in January 2013 after Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies raided Lam’s Supermarket, an Asian grocery store in Phoenix, looking for undocumented workers who were using other people’s Social Security numbers.
The name and Social Security number Romero was using belonged to her mother. She pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal impersonation. The felony conviction ruined her chances of applying for a federal program that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to receive protection from deportation and a work permit. Romero was brought to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 3.
“When that happened to me, it was not just I that suffered, but my whole family suffered,” Romero said.
Romero spent three months and a week in jail.
She said of Arpaio, “I hope he does go to jail and is treated the way all these other people have been treated.”