Wow it just gets better!!!
Well, you know, Sheriff Joe, he is being very political in that statement, because he knows that there aren't enough law enforcement officers, courtrooms or jail cells in the world to do what he is saying.
What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.
And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.
Did you catch it? Ok, I'll spell it out for you: "crossing the border is not a crime per se." And this is from our head of Homeland Security? Hey, Amigos! All you people down there on the border just waiting to cross! Forget about visas! Forget about going to those pesky and troublesome little checkpoints. Just walk on over! It's not like that is illegal or anything! Viva Napolitano!"