Arpaio Aims to Halt Immigration Order 12/22 07:11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Arizona sheriff is trying to halt President Barack
Obama's plans to spare nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation.
A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (ahr-PEYE'-oh) will try
Monday to convince a federal court judge nominated by Obama that the
immigration system is not really broken. It's the first courtroom battle for
the program announced by Obama last month. It prioritizes removal of immigrants
who threaten national security or public safety.
Arpaio sees the program as a way for more immigrants to enter the country
illegally and commit crimes, burdening law enforcement. Arpaio says more than
35 percent of immigrants living illegally in his county who would up in jail in
2014 were repeat offenders.
The Obama administration says Arpaio's position is speculative and