Republican leaders may have fled Washington D.C. without a strategy to confront Barack Obama’s lawless executive amnesty for 5 millions illegals — but one man is standing up to challenge it.
The one man Obama has not been able to take out, despite his best efforts: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Arpaio has filed a Federal lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his executive order on immigration.
“There are actions I have the legal authority to take as president — the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me — that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just. Tonight, I am announcing those actions,” Obama said Thursday night.
Arpaio is challenging the constitutionality of Obama’s order. He also demands to know how the federal government would keep track of the millions of immigrants and how they would stop the flow of more people coming into the country illegally. AZ3 reports:
Arpaio’s complaint, filed in Washington, D.C., says Obama’s immigration actions are “unconstitutional abuses of the President’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the President within the U.S. Constitution.“
In a statement, Arpaio said the executive order will “severely strain our resources, both in manpower and financially, necessary to protect the citizens I was elected to serve.”
He also said among the many negative effects will be the “increased release of criminal aliens back onto streets of Maricopa County, Arizona, and the rest of the nation.”
Arpaio says he will not use taxpayers’ dollars in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit said Mr. Obama was “hijacking” previous immigration regulation and law by changing the definition of key terms to “create a radically new and different regime of immigration law and regulation.”
Obama and his disgraced (outgoing) Attorney General Eric Holder have targeted the Arizona Sheriff numerous times in court without success over the past 6 years, beginning with an investigation against Arpaio launched on Obama’s 20th day in office. So clearly there is very bad blood between the men.
After failing to stop Arpaio in court alleging “racial profiling” and other “civil rights violations”, Obama’s DHS unilaterally stripped 100 of Arpaio’s deputies of their powers to make federal immigration arrests – itself a clear violation of the 1996 Secure Communities Act signed by then-president Bill Clinton.
Arpaio said the lawsuit against his office was a politically motivated attack by the administration aimed at courting Latino voters.
“I am seeking to have the president and the other defendants obey the U.S. Constitution.” Article IV, Section 4 of that Constitutional requires the Federal government to defend the states “from invasion.”
Courtesy of Top Right News