According to an article on  “Four Democratic U.S. House members are calling for the new Attorney General and Homeland Security Secretary to investigate allegations of racial profiling against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.” 

This “Sheriff” has been accused of being a publicity hound and riding the anti-immigrant wave of past couple of years to fame and fortune.  Arpaio appeared on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight in November 2007 where he said “it’s an honor” to be compared to the Ku Klux Klan.  He is now host of his very own show on Fox News according to (unless it has been cancelled, I have not seen the show). 

The Federal Investigation would be just one of Arpaio’s legal problems.  According to the Phoenix Business Journal:  “A federal court says that a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office unfairly targets Hispanics in crime sweeps can move forward.”

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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