The Get-Tough Sheriff of Maricopa County

(Phoenix, AZ) Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona calls himself the “toughest sheriff in America.” Much of what he does is controversial and critics say he rarely makes a move without alerting the media. Arpaio not only advocates for local law enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, he practices it. His latest move is to house “criminal aliens” in their own area of the outdoor jail known as Tent City. Listen here.

This story aired on NPR’s Latino USA.