Sheriff Joe Rallies With Donald Trump

The League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC), Immigrant Allies, and advocates will protest a Donald Trump rally in Iowa today, where beleaguered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to endorse the candidate for President. From the New York Times: Mr. Arpaio, who espouses some of the Republican Party’s most conservative views… Continue »

US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Dismisses Arpaio’s Arguments as “Unduly Speculative” Today the US Court of Appeals for the DC circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio had sued President Obama claiming that the DACA expansion and DAPA programs were beyond his authority and would… Continue »

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has voted to settle portions of a lawsuit the Department of Justice brought against Sheriff Joe Arpaio — but he shouldn’t breathe easy just yet. The Board didn’t cover the worst of Arpaio’s offenses, which is that his department regularly “racially profiled Latinos in its regular traffic and immigration… Continue »

With praise from Jan Brewer tucked in his Made-In-Mexico pocket, Donald Trump is trekking to Arizona for a rally with Sheriff Joe Arpaio tomorrow — and at least one prominent Arizona Republican is already dreading what is sure to become an immigrant-bashing-palooza. GOP Senator Jeff Flake, who as a member of the Gang of Eight… Continue »

Facing Contempt Charges, Arpaio’s Latest Legal Battle Might Just Do Him In  The controversial reign of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona may be nearing an end. In 2011, Arpaio was ordered to halt his department’s immigration sweeps by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow because the raids were based on racial profiling. Now it’s clear that… Continue »

On April 23, 2010, former Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB 1070, one of the nation’s toughest and most controversial pieces of legislation regarding immigration enforcement. Five years later, Arizona remains at the epicenter of the immigrant rights debate. Yesterday, on the fifth anniversary of the enactment of SB 10170, Arizona activists took to… Continue »

The bad news keeps coming for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. For a while, America’s Most Expensive Sheriff probably assumed he’d be able to stick the taxpayer with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he’s been ordered to pay up after admitting his department violated federal court orders by racially-profiling Latinos. But U.S. District Court Judge G.… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has finally done it.  He’s provoked a federal judge into initiating a contempt of court proceeding against him, which will begin in April. Recap: last year, federal judge Murray Snow found Arpaio and his department guilty of racially profiling Latinos, and ordered mandatory reforms to prevent similar discriminatory behavior in the future.  Arpaio… Continue »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has not been having a good time in court lately.  Not only is he in serious trouble with the law himself at home in Arizona, but his lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action was tossed out two days before Christmas.  And now, yet another federal judge has issued an injunction halting workplace raids, one of… Continue »

It’s a victory for the immigration reform movement — and one more loss for Larry Klayman‘s terrible record.  From Politico: President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration survived their first major court test Tuesday, when a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming the president exceeded his constitutional power. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell dismissed a challenge… Continue »