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Is Donald Trump About to Grant “Amnesty” to Convicted Criminal Joe Arpaio?

The ink is barely dry on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction for contempt of court — he hasn’t even been sentenced yet — but best buddy Donald Trump is reportedly already considering a pardon for Maricopa County’s deposed and disgraced lawman, possibly to be announced at Trump’s rally in Phoenix tomorrow. There are all kinds … Continue reading »

Trump’s Upcoming Phoenix Speech: Next Stop in Ongoing White Nationalism Tour

Reminders that white nationalist and anti-immigrant movements are inextricably tied together The past few weeks have brought home for many what has been clear to us since day one: white nationalism is a persistent feature of this President and this Administration, not a bug. Ahead of President Trump’s speech in Phoenix tomorrow, it’s worth remembering that the anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

La inmensa y antiinmigrante soledad de Joe Arpaio

David Torres Alejado ya de todo contacto con el poder y su ejercicio, condenado en un tribunal federal por desacato, el otrora exalguacil “más duro” del país resultó ser uno más de los abandonados por Donald Trump.  Y aun cuando el actual mandatario ha declarado recientemente —como una más de sus reacciones tardías— que estaría sopesando … Continue reading »

If It’s Anti-Immigrant (and Unconstitutional), Kris Kobach Probably Had a Hand in It

Kris Kobach is one of the most influential people you’d probably never heard of, especially on immigration. On paper, he’s the Kansas Secretary of State, contender for the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election, and Vice Chair of Donald Trump’s Commission on Election “Integrity”. But behind the scenes, he’s been the architect of anti-immigrant state and city … Continue reading »

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” is Now a Convicted Criminal

Arizona’s deposed Sheriff Joe Arpaio, once self-dubbed “America’s Toughest Sheriff”, was found guilty of criminal contempt today, capping off some ten years of legal efforts against Arpaio. The sheriff known for tent cities, forcing inmates to wear pink underwear, a fervently pugilistic anti-immigrant stance, and a belief that he is above the law was found … Continue reading »

We’ve Seen Trump’s Hate for Immigrants Before, And It Was Sheriff Joe Arpaio

According to an internal Department of Homeland Security assessment obtained by the Washington Post, Donald Trump is assembling his immigration enforcement infrastructure – and it sure looks like a mass deportation force. The assessment found 33,000 detention beds where future detainees could be held, looked into ending polygraph and physical fitness tests in order to … Continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio’s Tent City Circus Comes to an End

It took nearly a quarter of a century for one of the most notorious symbols of discrimination, xenophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment to collapse. In Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio reigned almost unchecked from 1993 to 2016, when he lost his reelection campaign for a seventh term. A new administration now runs the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, … Continue reading »

Disgraced Sheriff Joe Is Still Obsessed With His Debunked Birther Nonsense

Yesterday, disgraced Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Obama’s birth certificate is a “a fraudulently created document that has been represented as an official copy of the original”: Flanked by mustachioed Maricopa County Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, Arpaio insisted he was not interested in where President Obama was born (America) but rather, “we … Continue reading »

Meet Some Of The Undocumented Immigrants Taking On Joe Arpaio This Election

One of the most dynamic groups on the ground this election season is Bazta Arpaio, a campaign mobilizing Arizona’s Latino and immigrant voters to oust the beleaguered Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. Arpaio — facing a boom of newly-registered and naturalized Latino voters, sinking favorability numbers, and federal criminal contempt charges — appears to … Continue reading »

Powerful Bazta Arpaio Ad Harkens Back To 1964’s “Daisy”

A new ad inspired by the infamous 1964 “Daisy” ad that helped defeat Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater is targeting another extremist: Joe Arpaio. “The stakes are too high to let Trump and Arpaio win.” Powerful new @BaztaArpaio ad: pic.twitter.com/KX7vGTQ9xG #BaztaArpaio — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) November 1, 2016 Bazta Arpaio, the Arizona group that has been hard at … Continue reading »