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DOJ strips Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio of immigration powers

The top immigration news on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 was the Justice Department's dramatic takedown of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Here are your must-read blurbs and links: "[W]e have peeled the onion to its core, and earlier today, we shared our findings with MCSO. As...

U.S. Finds Pervasive Bias Against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff

"The report said Latino drivers were four to nine times more likely to be stopped in the sprawling county, which includes Phoenix and its environs, than non-Latino drivers. The expert who conducted the study called it the most egregious racial profiling he had ever seen in this country,...

Arpaio down by 2; bottom of the ninth

"U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow set up Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a knockout in his latest ruling on a racial-profiling lawsuit. Snow's ruling in the Melendres Vs. Arpaio case eviscerates the sheriff's office for its record-shredding tactics, noting that deputies...

Federal Court Rules Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Violated Constitution

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio relied on racial profiling and illegal detentions to target Latinos , a federal district court said today. The ruling comes following a three-week trial in July and August 2012 over a pattern of unlawful practices by Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s...

Judge Orders Monitor Appointed to Oversee Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio

"A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a monitor be appointed to oversee the work of hardline Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to ensure that his officers no longer use racial profiling in stops of Latino drivers in a crackdown on illegal immigration. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow had in May ordered...

Arpaio's Profiling Costs Taxpayers $21M

"Taxpayers in metropolitan Phoenix are expected to pay out an estimated $21 million over the next year and a half for changes ordered in response to a court ruling that found an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos in its regular traffic and immigration patrols. Maricopa County...

Ninth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Profiling: Melendres II

"The panel affirmed in part and vacated in part the district court’s permanent injunction and remanded in an action against Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office alleging that defendants have a custom, policy and practice of racially profiling Latino drivers...