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House Judiciary Democrats Want Investigation of Trump’s Arpaio Pardon

Today, all of the House Judiciary Committee Democrats wrote a letter to committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asking that he investigate Trump’s pardon of sheriff-turned-convicted-criminal Joe Arpaio. It is the fifth request that committee Democrats have sent to the Chairman relating to oversight of the Trump Administration. Trump pardoned Arpaio last Friday hoping for “higher ratings” during … Continue reading »

Amnesty for Arpaio an Affront to Our Values

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund in regards to Trump’s pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Here’s a shock: the North Koreans are lobbing missiles; Mueller is ramping up the Russia investigation; and Hurricane Harvey is devastating the Texas coast. Time for Trump to focus on what is … Continue reading »

Editorial Boards, Advocates Slam Trump’s Likely Pardon of Joe Arpaio

After days of speculation, Donald Trump decided not to pardon former-Sheriff-turned-convicted-criminal Joe Arpaio last night in Phoenix, though signs suggest that clemency may still be coming. “I think [Arpaio’s] going to be just fine,” Trump said. “I won’t [pardon him] tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy. … But Sheriff Joe can feel … Continue reading »

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 »

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