A class action lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and its notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, begins today in federal court. According to the complaint, the sheriff’s office even enlists, directs and controls large numbers of volunteer “posse” members (like motorcycle clubs) to “enforce” Federal immigration laws. Unfortunately, as outlined in the lawsuit, the result (with no sign of let-up) is systematic, widespread racial and ethnic profiling and discrimination against Latinos, regardless of those persons’ citizenship or lawful immigration status.
Archives for July 2012
Fact: A law or regulation is behind every question on every immigration form. Immigration history, jobs, travel, family, and arrests can all affect whether you can enter the U.S. or remain here. Myth: An old criminal conviction, or one that got “dismissed” after probation, doesn’t count. DHS access to current and past criminal arrests is… Read More »