Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues Obama over immigration executive order

By George Miller

The executive orders were just announced and lawsuits are already flying.  First one out of the gate seems to be famed public interest attorney Larry Klayman, representing the Sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, who serves an area strongly affected by illegal immigration. This is likely only the first of many, along with Congressional action. Read case papers

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues Obama over immigration executive order

(Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014) Today, in response to the executive order President Barack Obama has signed effectively granting amnesty to about a half of the illegal aliens currently in this country, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona filed a lawsuit to enjoin this unconstitutional act. This lawsuit can be found at

Sheriff Arpaio’s lawyer is Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, former federal prosecutor and founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. Mr. Klayman recently succeeded in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the National Security Agency for having unconstitutionally accessed the telephonic metadata of nearly all American citizens. See Klayman v. Obama, et al (Civil Action No. 13-cv-851), filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Upon filing the complaint, which is styled Arpaio v. Obama, et al. before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Civil Action No. 14-cv-1966), Sheriff Arpaio issued this statement:

      “This unconstitutional act by the President will have a serious detrimental impact on my carrying out the duties and responsibilities for which I was elected Sheriff. Specifically, it will severely strain our resources, both in manpower and financially, which are necessary to protect the citizens I was elected to serve. For instance, among the many negative effects of this executive order, will be the increased release of criminal aliens back onto streets of Maricopa County, Arizona, and the rest of the nation.
      I am not seeking to myself enforce the immigration laws as this is the province of the federal government. Rather, I am seeking to have the President and the other defendants obey the U.S. Constitution, which prevents this executive order from having been issued in the first place. This unconstitutional act must be enjoined by a court of law on behalf of not just myself, but all of the American people.”

For more information or an interview, contact [email protected] or call (424) 274-2579.

Here’s the actual announcement, which we guess will be “Exhibit A” in the lawsuit. Signing is supposed to be Friday in Vegas …..

Some people are thrilled over it. Many are furious and dead-set against it. This is a constitutional crisis either way. What’s your opinion?

Arpaio responds ….

Boehner sue Obama Late update: and now Boehner has filed a lawsuit, too. I guess he thinks Congress isn’t up to the job:

George Miller is Publisher of and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.


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