PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 11: An undocumented immigrant from Sinaloa, Mexico, 28, poses for a portrait as he serves time in the Maricopa County Tent City jail on March 11, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The jail, run by county Sheriff Joe Arpaio, maintains a controversial policy of issuing striped uniforms and pink undergarments to inmates, despite an ongoing court challenge. The immigrant preferred not to give his name, but said he has worked as a migrant farm laborer for 6 months each year in the U.S. for the last decade. He said he was stopped on a traffic violation and jailed for driving without a license. As an undocumented immigrant with a criminal record, he may be deported to Mexico after serving his jail sentence. President Barack Obama's administration deported a record 1.5 million people during his first term of office with 55 percent of deportees in 2012 having a criminal conviction for drug offenses or driving under the influence, according to U.S. immigration officials.
Judge: Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's office profiles Latinos
people.The 142-page decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up allegations that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio 's critics have made for years that his officers rely on race in their immigration enforcement.Snow also ruled Arpaio 's Read more »
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Federal Judge Chronicles Lawlessness of Joe Arpaio-Led Sheriff's Office
harassment and racial profiling Hispanic people have been suffering at the hands of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. On Friday afternoon, on the eve of a holiday weekend, Judge Snow released a 142-page ruling which concludes that Sheriff Arpaio's well-publicized 2:18 PM from The Atlantic Read more »
The dirty little hypocrisy of profiling
Seattle Times readers are in something of a huff about a story running Saturday about a federal judge’s ruling that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County deputies have been profiling Latinos “at the expense of fighting crime.” 12:53 PM from Soldier of Fortune Read more »
Court smacks down Joe Arpaio: Turning point for 'America's toughest sheriff?'
federal court on Friday found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio systematically violated the constitutional rights of illegal immigrants through "saturation" sweeps that ended up targeting people based on their appearance or perceived ancestry. The combative, 12:09 PM from Christian Science Monitor Read more »
Court bans detention practices by Ariz. sheriff against Latinos
May 25 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Arizona has ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio 's handling of people of Latino descent amounts to racial and ethnic profiling. Judge Murray Stone, ruling in suits filed by some of the profiled people, banned some of 10:52 AM from United Press International Read more »
District Judge Finds Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Office Engaged in Unconstitutional Racial Profiling
In the Melendres class action lawsuit, the district judge listed the issues as: whether, and to what extent, the Fourth Amendment permits the MCSO to question, investigate, and/or detain Latino occupants of motor vehicles it suspects of being in the countr 9:51 AM from Law Professor Blogs Read more »