Liberal federal judges have bit by bit slowed Arizona’s efforts to deter illegal immigration. First, a federal appeals court said it was illegal to deny bail to illegal aliens. Then, on Monday, a federal district court judge in Arizona ordered a halt to enforcement of the state identity theft law. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had conducted more than 80 workplace raids since the Arizona legislature passed the law in 2008, arresting nearly 800 illegals working using stolen identities.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said about the ruling: “While pretending to address the concerns of people admittedly violating the law, the victims of identity theft are deprived of the state of Arizona’s protection.”
Posted 1/6/15 by Margaret Hull