Editor’s Note: Trying to intimidate this sheriff with “legal” documents is a bad idea. Check out what sheriff Joe Arpaio found out about the Puente Movement; an organization more dedicated to stop him from enforcing illegal immigrant laws than trying to stop the flow if illegals over the border.
It’s no secret to many Americans that President Barack Obama and his administration, especially Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department hierarchy, have it in for the man known to many as America’s toughest sheriff, according to supporters for the reelection of Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio in an email release on Sunday. The latest attacks on Arpaio stem from his exposing a Democratic Party favored activist group known as the Puente Movement.
Puente’s legal team on June 18, 2014 filed a federal lawsuit against “Arpaio… and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office challenging… laws that turn immigrants into felons simply for working to provide for their families,” according to the group’s website.
“We are requesting an immediate injunction and permanent halt to the workplace raids and to expunge the records of raid victims who continue to face discrimination and barriers from exaggerated felony charges,” Puente officials claim.
“They have spent more time and resources coming after me and my office to keep us from enforcing illegal immigration laws than they do working to stop illegal immigrants from crossing our borders,” according to the 82-year-old Arpaio, who displays the energy of a man half his age,.
“Why? Because I’m the only law enforcement official in this state that has actively enforced our illegal immigration laws,” he said in the campaign email.
Arpaio has frequently pointed out that the Obama administration placed a federal “monitor” in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to make there’s no “racially profiling” going on within the department’s jurisdiction. Arpaio calls this waste of taxpayer money absurd and says he’s in the midst of appealing the ruling and will continue to appeal all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.