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  • Arpaio still planning illegal immigration sweep July 29

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he is still planning a sweep July 29 despite Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to halt the most significant parts of S1070. Arpaio said he’s still going to enforce Arizona’s human smuggling laws and employer sanctions laws as he’s done the last …

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  • Poll shows high approval rating for Sheriff Joe

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a high approval rating in the most recent Cronkite/Eight poll. Sixty-one percent of Maricopa County voters said they approve or strongly approve of his job performance. Thirty-four percent disapprove or strongly disapprove. It’s one of those love-him-or-hate-him kinds of things, as …

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  • Suspect detainment criteria outlined in handbook

    It took about two weeks, but Sheriff Joe has figured out where he got the list of criteria to detain illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office released a statement earlier this week that noted he will continue to use a set of indicators – including an inability to speak English, unusual appearance and the location where people are stopped – to detain people who might be illegal immigrants.

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  • Sheriff Arpaio clarifies erroneous reference to U.S. law

    The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released the following statement. Rather than bloviate, I just pasted it below. But I will say it’s one of the first times I’ve seen his office admit a mistake.

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  • Sheriff Joe, a non-existent U.S. law and the next crime sweep

    “You said some nasty things about me. I take it that way.” That’s how my conversation with Sheriff Joe started. He was offended that I had said on television that he was trying to use a non-existent federal law to justify the continuation of his crime-suppression sweeps.

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