The Justice Department says an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants has refused to cooperate with a civil rights investigation and the department is threatening to sue.My first question is, did they arrest and/or send back any person who was not an illegal immigrant.
Since March 2009, the U.S. Justice Department has been investigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office in Phoenix for alleged discrimination and for unconstitutional searches and seizures. Arpaio says the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts.
In a letter, assistant attorney general Thomas Perez gives the sheriff's office until Aug. 17 to turn over documents first requested last year in what the department calls an inquiry into claims of discrimination based on national origin.
Keep in mind this same Sheriff already had special ICE funding pulled from his department for training his officers in illegal immigration enforcement and was bitch slapped in a very public move by Janet Napolitano last year. In what could only be seen as a bad power play, the DHS stripped Arpaio of part of his federal authority to enforce immigration law by changing its rules under a program that previously allowed local police to enforce those laws.
It is time for Eric Holder and this Administration to stop debasing our rights and the Constitution. Secure the borders and stop assailing those watching out for the American people.