URGENT: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under relentless attacks by the Obama administration and is preparing to tell Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder “no way” will he hand over his jurisdiction to the feds at a scheduled press conference at 3 p.m. local time at his office in Phoenix, AZ.
After failing to intimidate Sheriff Joe and prevent ‘America’s Sheriff’ from enforcing existing federal immigration laws, Obama’s Department of Justice announced yesterday their plans to sue the Maricopa County sheriff and his office over alleged racial profiling of Latinos.
On the surface, the U.S. Department of Justice has been hoping for an agreement simply requiring Arpaio’s office to train officers in how to make ‘constitutional’ traffic stops, collect and report demographic data in traffic stops and reach out to the Latino community to assure them that the department is there to protect them.
These interfering, bureaucratic, and ridiculous policies are just a scratch on the surface, however, because Obama’s DOJ has big plans to instill a court monitor through which every policy decision would have to be cleared –nullifying by proxy Sheriff Joe’s authority and ceasing all enforcement of immigration law.
The DOJ told Sheriff Joe’s lawyer on April 3rd that refusing to accept a court-appointed monitor was a “deal-breaker” that would end settlement negotiations and result in a federal lawsuit. The “notice of intent to file civil action” from Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez arrived on Wednesday in a letter to one of Sheriff Joe’s lawyers.
That afternoon, Sheriff Joe defended himself as well as the entire Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in the face of the pending lawsuit brought on by Washington, saying, “If they sue, we’ll go to court. And then we’ll find out the real story… They're telling me how to run my organization. I'd like to get this resolved, but I'm not going to give up my authority to the federal government. It's as simple as that.”
Sheriff Joe said it was the federal government that ended
communications and negotiations – not his office. After all, it was the DOJ that accused Sheriff Joe of having a “culture of disregard for basic constitutional rights” when it’s the DOJ that is floundering in a cesspool of disregard for not only the Constitution of the United States of America but every existing immigration law on the books!
In light of allegations of inadequate investigations of more than 400 sex-crimes, Sheriff Joe apologized and reopened 432 of the cases for investigation, subsequently arresting 19 suspects. But that wasn’t enough for Obama’s DOJ because this coming federal lawsuit is NOT about civil rights or possibly botched police-work. It is nothing less than an all-out tar-and-feathering of America’s Toughest Sheriff when it comes to illegal immigration.
The Obama administration is out to make an example of Sheriff Joe for the entire country using intimidation, humiliation and litigation and any other Chicago-style thuggery they can think of to get Sheriff Joe to back down and stop enforcing immigration law along America’s most heavily trafficked corridor for illegal immigration and drug-smuggling.
Still – despite nearly three years of relentless bashing by the Obama administration and amnesty groups like La Raza - Sheriff Joe refuses to back down. Even now when he’s caught up in the firestorm of a federal lawsuit and disgusting civil rights allegations, Sheriff Joe is standing up for America to his own downfall – but only if we fail to stand up for him.
As you already know, Sheriff Joe is up for re-election this fall, and Obama’s multi-million dollar smear machine is hard at work churning out propaganda against Sheriff Joe and his no-nonsense approach to illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe, who is unceasingly tough on crime, will be the victim of his own dedication to public safety and belief in enforcing immigration laws.
That’s why we are pulling out all the stops when it comes to ensuring Sheriff Joe’s victory in November – this is one election every border security patriot like you cannot afford to lose, and neither can America.
We need Sheriff Joe’s four-decades of experience in federal law enforcement, because when it comes to enforcing federal immigration law, the Obama administration has not only dropped the ball, they have handed it over to illegal immigrants in order to force their (and their legal relatives’) hands at the voting booths in November.
Please, defend Sheriff Joe from Obama's and federal government's continued attacks. Help us ensure his re-election so he can continue the tough enforcement of the federal immigration laws that Eric Holder refuses to enforce and Obama refuses to acknowledge.