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Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Calls Legal Triumph Over Arpaio “Bittersweet”

Katherine Figueroa, who obtained a moral victory over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when immigration authorities suspended legal proceedings against her undocumented parents, called the win "bittersweet," since her family's future in the United States remains uncertain. continue reading »

‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Receives Bomb in Mail

Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a bomb in the mail that was detonated without incident at the Flagstaff post office yesterday. continue reading »

“Respect Arizona” Wants to Remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A bipartisan group in Arizona will try to oust controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recall election. continue reading »

“Citizens for a Better Arizona” Call To Stop Reelection of Sheriff Arpaio

A number of organizations in Arizona are working to get out the Hispanic vote here in Maricopa County to stop controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio from winning another term in next month's elections. continue reading »

Maricopa County Voter ID Info Lists Incorrect Election Date…but Only in Spanish

Arizona’s headline-making Maricopa County has now apologized for errors made on information that came along with certain voter ID cards after the mistake raised concerns over potential voter suppression. continue reading »

Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Believes Government Should Honor Him, Not Question His Tactics

The sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, said Wednesday in Tampa that the Obama administration should give him a "medal" for apprehending undocumented immigrants rather than investigating him for his methods. continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Trial Sees Repeated Denial of Responsibility

Most days, Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio acts like a caricature of a Western law man: the cowboy, “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” the man who brought back chain gangs, parades prisoners around in pink underwear, and clearly believes he’s above the rule of law. continue reading »

California Family of Detained 5-year-old Immigrant from El Salvador Found

Consular authorities were able to contact the family in California of a 5-year-old Salvadoran girl who was detained with a group of undocumented immigrants being smuggled into Arizona. continue reading »

Steven Seagal, Maricopa Sheriff’s Office Being Sued for Over-the-Top Arrest That Included a Tank

Arizona’s now-famous Sheriff Joe Arpaio has once again gotten himself in trouble, but this time he has Steven Seagal to share the spotlight with. continue reading »

Woman Shackled During Birth and After Cesarean Sues Sheriff Arpaio & His Deputies

Miriam Mendiola-Martinez, through her attorneys, filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa Medical Center, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Officers continue reading »

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He’s Not Backing Down, Still Plans to Run for U.S. Senate

Just as Sheriff Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona is catching serious flak from the U.S. Dept. of Defense, a man who was Tasered by police under Arpaio’s command, had a heart attack, and wound up brain dead and on life support, only to die a few days later. Still, “America’s Toughest Sheriff” says he is not backing down. continue reading »

Fall Out From Arpaio’s Discrimination Practices - DHS Revokes Secure Community Program

After a three-year investigation into the abusive practices of Sherriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office (MCSO), the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it had found a pattern and practice of civil rights abuses continue reading »

Civil Lawsuit Against Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Dismissed

Civil lawsuits against self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff”, Joe Arpaio, have been dismissed by a U.S. District Court, though plaintiffs have been given the opportunity to rewrite their complaints. continue reading »

Unwarranted Arrest of Civil Rights Attorney Brings Sheriff Joe Arpaio Another Lawsuit

A year after Sunita Patel, a civil rights attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), was arrested while documenting law enforcement activity during protests against Arizona’s SB1070 immigration law, CCR and Patel jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court in Arizona against Maricopa County, Sherriff Joe Arpaio, continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County - of Sheriff Arpaio Fame - to Pay Two Hispanic Men for Unlawful Detention

Sheriff Joe Arpaio likes to call himself “America's Toughest Sheriff,” as he is constantly in the spotlight for his controversial stance on how to handle undocumented immigrants. Now, his office has been told to pay $200,000 to two Hispanic men who were unlawfully detained when they were swept up in a raid. continue reading »

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

The Justice Department today announced that it has entered in to a court-enforceable agreement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio continue reading »

DOJ Settles with Arizona on Allegations of Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona, resolving allegations that the district engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against non-citizens in the hiring and employment-eligibility verification process continue reading »

Deadly Crash Kills Two Border Agents in Pursuit of Illegal Border Crossers

Arizona authorities and U.S. Border Patrol are reporting two Border Patrol agents were killed when their SUV was hit by a moving freight train in Arizona. continue reading »

Two Phoenix Men Arrested for Attempting to Have Sex With Dogs

Two men have been arrested in Arizona for allegedly arranging to have sex with dogs. Authorities say one of the men, Patrick Stephen Trejo of Phoenix, 25, is a music teacher at a middle school. continue reading »

Bristol Palin Moving to Maricopa, Arizona-Close to Other Local Celeb Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Arpaio

The 20 year-old daughter of the former governor of Alaska and current reality star Sarah Palin, has purchased a house in Maricopa, Arizona. The former Dancing with the Stars continue reading »