United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez issued the following statement from the union’s Keene, Calif. headquarters after President Donald J. Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
We are extremely disappointed with President Trump. He has consistently shown no respect for the hardworking immigrants of this nation. His pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shameful. Time and again, immigrants have demonstrated that they are the backbone of agriculture and many other industries. The President should not be pardoning someone who has been so vicious towards immigrants and who has openly flouted a federal judge’s order to stop his racial discrimination.