Why Was a 6 Year Old Illegal Immigrant Arrested?

The top story this morning at memeorandum is the one about Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio arresting a six year old illegal immigrant girl. If you just read the headline and excerpt you might be led to believe that this little girl was arrested all by herself, but that’s not the case. She was arrested with 15 others who crossed the border illegally.

The arrest took place Friday night at an undisclosed location in northern Maricopa County.

“It was part of a human-smuggling investigation that we’ve been investigating throughout the Valley,” Hegstrom said.

The whereabouts of the girl’s parents or other caretakers is unknown. All of the people traveling with her claimed to know nothing about the girl.

“Where was she going? What are they going to do with her? We’re trying to get to the bottom of this right now,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

All of the other suspected illegal immigrants, who claimed to be from Mexico, were booked into jail.

I wonder why they didn’t go with the headline “Six Year Old Girl Saved From Illegal Human Smuggling Operation.” I guess because it wouldn’t have fit the narrative.