Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County says his local government has spent at least $9.2 million extra on detention and other costs because of President Obama’s first “deferred action” plan providing some of the benefits of citizenship to illegal aliens in the United States.
Which means, he is telling a federal court in Texas, that states suing the federal government over a second round of new and expanded deferred action plans deserve an injunction while the arguments are made over the constitutionality of Obama’s strategy.
It’s the only way to prevent significant damage from the memos is using to change American law, he said.
Arpaio, represented by attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, has a case against Obama over his amnesty plans pending in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit now.
He recently submitted comments to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Brownsville asking to be allowed to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a case brought by dozens of states against Obama over the same issue.
Officials from Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin argue that the “unilateral suspension of the nation’s immigration law is unlawful.”
They want a preliminary injunction to provide “immediate intervention” to prevent “dramatic and irreparable injuries” from Obama’s plans.
“The statutes passed by Congress, not administrative policy, are the exclusive authority on” the status of illegal aliens in the U.S., the brief explains.
Arpaio alleges he suffers direct economic harm from the defendants’ executive action amnesty for citizens belonging to a foreign country.
Written by BOB UNRUH
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