Illegal Alien Supporting Groups Sue Sheriff Arpaio For Following Law


Happy Friday! Care to read something unbelievably insane?

(Reuters) Immigration rights groups in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday accused Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of overstepping his bounds as a local official by using anti-identity theft laws to target undocumented immigrants in workplace raids.

Puente Arizona, an immigrant rights groups, filed the lawsuit in federal court, along with two women who were arrested by Arpaio’s deputies last year and a local minister who contends the sheriff is squandering his tax dollars by conducting the operations.

The lawsuit represents the latest challenge by advocates for immigrants against Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County who bills himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and has become a divisive figure in the national immigration debate.

Arpaio is the only local law enforcement official in Arizona enforcing state laws that make it illegal for a person to use information belonging to someone else, such as a Social Security number, to obtain employment, said Dan Pochoda, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, which is one of the groups representing the plaintiffs.

“We know from past experience that when the (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office) gets into the business of immigration enforcement, it’s a recipe for discrimination and abuse,” Pochoda said in a statement.

Got that? He’s divisive for *gasp* enforcing immigration law. It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars for enforcing immigration law. And the kicker, he’s the only law enforcement official who’s concerned with stopping illegals from engaging in identity theft, a criminal act which costs American citizens huge amounts of money, both directly and indirectly, and can often cause significant problems in the personal lives of American citizens. I’m sure I do not need to explain the ins and outs and costs of identity theft.

The amazing thing here is that Sheriff Arpaio, who takes an oath to uphold the law, is not being lauded for doing his job, he is being slammed. One would think he was doing a Good Thing, and all the other sheriffs would be condemned. From the comments

Please tell me every single one of you reading this article had to double-back and read that again to make sure you’re not going crazy. Let’s get this straight, this man is being sued because he’s trying to prevent the illegal use of an American citizen’s Social Security number that could have dire effects on that person’s financial security and family’s welfare and the ACLU of Arizona feels he should be stopped from carrying out his duty to protect Americans. W T F????

And

So now the court is going to entertain a lawsuit for someone enforcing a law? And the justification is partially based on the fact that other law officials don’t enforce the law? What a can of worms that would open up for our lawyers to have whole new areas to frivolously pursue. Sure enforcing the law would result in primarily targeting illegal immigrants. That is the way they hide. But they are illegally here, breaking one law, and illegally using identity documentation, breaking another. Why have laws if we are not going to enforce them?

And

So we are now going after the people that up hold the law. And praising the that don’t. To the people that think it’s OK for these illegals to be here, talk to the thousands of people that have been harmed by these invaders to our country. they drive around no insurance, They kill people. they bring drugs into our country no problem, our president lets them go. He says there future votes for his party. Lets vote everyone out that ignores their duty to uphold the laws. And put in jail the ones that violate them.

Those are some of the top rated comments, each with hundreds and hundreds of likes. And, here’s one with 1.2K likes

I wonder which laws I can break, and then have everybody feel so sorry for my plight that Congress and the President will consider special action to make everything work out just fine for me?

Meanwhile, Drudge runs this nice wink shot (story here)

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