Sheriff Arpaio Just Got A Setback From A Federal Court In His Attempt To Stop Obama’s Amnesty

In a ruling that focused on procedure and not policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona can’t sue the Obama administration to halt Obama’s amnesty on deporting illegal immigrants.

The ruling marks a legal victory for the federal government, but it is a very scant one because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia didn’t rule on the actual substance of the president’s tentative amnesty program. Instead, the court said Arpaio didn’t prove Maricopa County was harmed by the amnesty and thus had no legal standing to sue.

Arpaio fought back against Obama’s amnesty, announced in November 2014, and claimed the administration’s deferred-deportation program — allowing up to 5 million immigrants to stay in the country — would serve as a magnet for others to cross from Mexico into his jurisdiction. He said illegal immigrants would stay in his area and commit crimes.

Although Arpaio’s challenge to Obama suffered a setback, other challenges are moving forward. The amnesty program was put on hold by a federal judge in Texas. An appeals court in New Orleans is grappling with an appeal in that case. The judges in that case, in an earlier ruling, had found Texas and 25 other states did have standing to sue because the amnesty would add potentially hundreds of thousands of new people able to seek driver’s licenses or other public benefits, which are quantifiable costs.

Larry Klayman, who is representing Arpaio, said the sheriff will not give up the fight and plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“This is costing the taxpayers — the people of Maricopa County — extra money to house criminals that should be sent back to wherever they came from,” he said.

“I’m confident this Supreme Court — which is largely conservative in nature — will agree with us, consolidate the two decisions and rule that Obama’s executive amnesty is unconstitutional,” he added.

h/t: The Washington Times

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Sheriff Joe Just Used These 2 BOLD Words To Describe Obama’s Birth Certificate

He’s 83 years old, running for reelection to a seventh term, battling federal contempt charges, and as feisty as ever — the peace officer often called “America’s Toughest Sheriff” — Joe Arpaio, chief lawman of Maricopa County, Az. And now Arpaio is proving once again just how tough and feisty he really is by jumping back into a controversy he helped kindle years ago — the argument over the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

One might think that, given his troubles with the Obama Justice Department, Sheriff Joe would steer clear of that long-simmering controversy. But as WND reports, Arpaio waded back into the treacherous political waters surrounding the president’s birth certificate in a weekend radio interview. Speaking with Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, Sheriff Joe matter-of-factly reiterated what he has frequently contended:

“I’ve been in law enforcement 55 years,” stated Arpaio. “I think I know a fraudulent, fake document. I’m not a computer expert. I rely on my people. But I’m pretty well convinced it’s a fake document.”

As WND points out, the radio interview was focused primarily on Donald Trump and the raging firestorm over the GOP presidential candidate’s statements about illegal immigrants. Arpaio and Trump have both claimed that Obama’s birth certificate — released by the White House in 2011 and indicating he was born in a hospital in Hawaii — may be a fake.

Sheriff Joe, you might recall, appointed an investigative “posse” to gather evidence on the document’s origins. The WND post notes that “Arpaio’s appointed lead investigator on the birth-certificate case, Mike Zullo, has been promising the release of ‘universe-shattering’ information regarding the document” — evidence that has not yet been presented.

By clicking on the video above, you can listen to the relevant portion of the Aaron Klein interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in which the Maricopa County lawman first addresses the Trump brouhaha, then segues into the discussion of the Obama birth certificate.

What do you think — should Sheriff Joe drop the birth certificate matter or keep pursuing the truth? Share your opinion by commenting below.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Just Revealed What Happens To Anyone Who Messes With The Flag In His Jail

During a recent interview with Breitbart News, Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio touched on several ways he is able to inject patriotic elements into the extensive jail system he oversees.

One way Maricopa County inmates are compelled to honor America under the tough sheriff’s command is hanging on the wall of every cell. The American flag is displayed prominently everywhere inmates are housed, he explained, adding that “if anybody tinkers or messes around” with the banner, he or she will be placed on a diet of bread and water.

He also plays God Bless America and The Star-Spangled Banner throughout the jail, encouraging inmates to sing along.

Arpaio has been both criticized and praised for the strict manner in which inmates are treated while in his agency’s custody. There are a few perks, however, for veterans. During the interview, which took place the same week as Flag Day, Arpaio shared a recent example.

“Since many people don’t remember what Flag Day is all about,” he said, “—it’s also the anniversary of the U.S. Army – I decided to spend part of the day at the jail and talk to all the former veterans. Also, a few months ago I decided to put all inmates on a  vegetarian diet – no more meat – however, for veterans, on Flag Day, I did give them hot dogs and beans and corn and that type of thing.”

In honor of their sacrifice, Arpaio said he also houses veterans together while in his jail system.

“We have 180 inmates that are veterans,” he said, “so I placed the veterans in their own area. They painted all the branches of the services on the walls – red, white and blue.”

Arpaio noted that this ward has none of the assaults and other behavior issues seen throughout the rest of the jail. He suggested there is likely a fair amount of self-policing taking place within this community.

“My theory,” he said, “is we’ve had some sergeants there and they kind of, in their own way, helped me because they can supervise the other inmates that were privates, et cetera.”

Should patriotism be encouraged in America’s penal system? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Sheriff Joe Just Exposed Why Dems Really Want Amnesty – And It’s Bad News For America

In a recent radio interview, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio shared his view that the influx of illegal immigrants into the U.S. has been a coordinated effort among some Democrats to procure new voters. He explained that the left’s eagerness to bestow upon millions of illegals the benefits of citizenship suggests its end goal is voting privileges.

“That’s common sense,” he declared. “I don’t think that’s something that nobody knows. You make them here legally so they can vote.”

Even as he continues to face charges that his department deliberately targeted Hispanics, Arpaio remained fervent in his anti-amnesty rhetoric.

“There’s a push afoot nationally to sign up more Hispanics to be able to vote,” he said. “But you have to be careful now. But if you legalize these guys, these people, they are going to vote.”

Suggesting the overwhelming majority of this new voting bloc would support Democrats, Arpaio pleaded with GOP presidential candidates to oppose any effort to legalize criminal aliens. He used the continuous transfer of drugs into his county and others as a central reason to oppose a porous border.

The man often referred to as ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ went on to claim that illegal immigrants are responsible for “99 percent” of the drug traffic affecting his constituency.

“Everybody talks about immigration,” he concluded, advising the 2016 Republican field to “start talking about the drug problem coming from Mexico.”

It is obvious, he asserted, that Barack Obama is not willing to act on the matter.

“Where’s the president?” he asked. “How come he is not talking about the drugs coming across the border?”

Do Democrats have an ulterior motive in supporting amnesty? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Motion Filed To Remove Judge In Sheriff Arpaio Case For Prejudice

The federal district judge hearing a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been asked to remove himself due to “unethical misconduct and conflict of interest” by a whistleblower.

The move comes after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday refused to intervene and order his removal. Such an action would have been considered extraordinary.

The emergency petition filed with the 9th Circuit asked that Judge G. Murray Snow be disqualified “for alleged egregious and continuing ethical violations and extra-judicial bias and prejudice in the ongoing contempt proceedings.”

Snow is the judge, who two years ago ruled Sheriff Arpaio was guilty of racially profiling Latinos.

The judge now faces accusations that his wife blurted out in his courtroom her husband’s intentions to bring Arpaio down.

As reported by World Net Daily:

The new development took place as part of hearings to determine whether Arpaio and his top aides should be held in contempt of court for violating a judge’s order to stop conducting immigration patrols. Arpaio said his lawyer, Tim Casey, had hired someone to investigate Snow’s wife after she apparently told witnesses her husband didn’t want to see the sheriff re-elected.

According to a statement released with the motion to remove the federal judge, “Judge Snow has unethically turned the case into a personal vindictive ‘witch-hunt’ to allegedly cover up his wife’s statements quoting the judge as intending to harm Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s chances for reelection in 2016 as sheriff of Maricopa County through the contempt proceedings which Judge Snow has been holding.”

WND notes: “The spark that started the dispute came when ‘Judge Snow’s wife announced to the Grissom family, as acquaintances, in a Someburros restaurant In Arizona that … Judge Snow … was determined to conduct the litigation … in such a way as to ensure that Sheriff Joe Arpaio would not be re-elected as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2016.’”

The matter is now back in Judge Snow’s hands; however, judicial malfeasance or prejudice can be raised again if the case is appealed.

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