In an email sent to supporters from Rick Perry's presidential campaign, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Rick Perry will end the "dangerous Obama catch-and-release policy that allows thousands of illegal aliens to be released on American streets."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is known for housing his prisoners in outdoor tents in the desert of Arizona and forces them to wear pink underwear.
Texas and Arizona border Mexico and are dealing with an influx of illegal immigration that is straining public services. Rick Perry is currently the governor of Texas.
US states along the border and in areas with a high concentration of illegal immigrants are often criticized for enforcing immigration law which is a power solely given to the Federal government by the US Constitution.
Arpaio claims Rick Perry as president, will "secure the border in just one year."
Read the email:
They call me America’s Toughest Sheriff. I don’t tolerate illegal activity. I don’t coddle criminals. And I refuse to sit idly by while Washington turns a blind eye towards illegal immigration and border security.
As Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, I know that our porous southern border puts all of America at risk. It’s time we had a president who knew that, too.
That’s why I support Rick Perry for president, and I hope you will join me.
Unlike other candidates, Rick Perry has never been the choice of the political establishment, never been a paid lobbyist and never served in Congress or an Administration. He is the true outsider ... the right man to bring desperately needed change to Washington.
No candidate has done more to secure the border than Rick Perry. As governor, he directed nearly $400 million in state tax dollars to secure the border with more boots on the ground.
As president, Rick Perry will stop illegal immigration and drug smugglers with a massive increase in manpower, including National Guard troops and thousands of new Border Patrol agents.
He will deploy new technology like predator drones, order federal officials to build more strategic fencing and end the dangerous Obama catch-and-release policy that allows thousands of illegal aliens to be released on American streets.
With Rick Perry as president, we can secure the border in just one year.
If you agree that America needs a president with the courage to stand up to the status quo in Washington, and a commitment to keeping America safe, I hope you will join me in supporting Rick Perry for president.
Take it from a tough conservative – Rick Perry is the real deal.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona