Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Lawsuit Over Obama Immigration Edict


by Sharon Rondeau

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a federal lawsuit objecting to Obama’s proposed executive actions on illegal aliens on Thursday night

(Nov. 20, 2014) — In a news bulletin on Thursday evening, Atty. Larry Klayman announced that Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit claiming that Obama’s announcement on Thursday and previous actions granting a reprieve from deportation mandated by federal law are “unconstitutional abuses of the President’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the President within the U.S. Constitution.”

Arpaio, known as “America’s toughest sheriff,” is serving his sixth term as Maricopa County, AZ sheriff and filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over the placement of a monitor in his office purportedly to prevent racial profiling.

In September 2011, Arpaio’s office delegated its Cold Case Posse to investigate the long-form birth certificate image placed on the White House website in April of that year which had been reported to be a forgery by numerous computer experts.  Approximately one year ago, Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo revealed that Arpaio had launched his own criminal investigation looking into matters stemming from the birth certificate probe.

Arpaio’s office is heavily impacted by the immigration policies of the White House given its proximity to the U.S. southern border, which was overrun by illegals over the last year who were granted food, medical care, housing and temporary asylum by the Obama regime under the guise of “a humanitarian crisis.”

Referring to Obama’s Thursday night address on changes he plans to enact without Congress on immigration policies, Klayman wrote that “Defendant Obama has announced and initiated actions under his purported inherent authority as President of the United States to grant amnesty by Executive Order, or more precisely by giving directions to Cabinet Secretaries. The President states that he is doing so because he does not like the legislative decisions of the Congress.”

Klayman has previously termed Obama a “Muslim-Marxist” and a “usurper.”  He believes that Obama could be an illegal alien himself and has asked that a hearing be held by immigration officials to determine Obama’s status.

Klayman included in the lawsuit the fact that Obama previously said he does not have the authority to change existing immigration laws.

In the filing are numerous letters written dating back to April 1 of this year to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Inspectors General regarding the effects of illegal aliens in Maricopa County.  On August 14 of this year, Arpaio stated in a press release that 36.3% of criminals who entered his jails are “repeat offenders” of serious crimes.

As in the case of the Obama birth certificate, Arpaio called upon Congress to investigate why numerous criminal illegals were released by ICE to the streets of Maricopa County.

4 Responses to "Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Lawsuit Over Obama Immigration Edict"

  1. Pingback: Sheriff Arpaio Attorney Accuses U.S. Supreme Court of “Disfavoring” His Client in Obama Illegal-Alien Appeal | The Post & Email

  2. Loggia   Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    A step in the right direction. Obama is testing the waters to see how much he can get away with. Martial Law anyone? That would be the cherry on his Unconstitutional Cake.

  3. "Zeb"   Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    If recent history repeats itself the “courts” will sit on it until everybody forgets about it.

  4. Stephen Hiller   Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Will this also be something to hold our breath about until the “near future” and await the “earth-shattering” whatever?
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: It depends on what the courts do.

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