- The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it is suing Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations and fostering discrimination against Latinos.
- Border Patrol chief unveils new plan to address illegal immigration
Editorial Staff, Common Dreams
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (photo: Gage Skidmore)
Reuters reports that the suit said "Latinos in Maricopa County are frequently stopped, detained, and arrested on the basis of race, color or national origin."
"In addition, defendants MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) and Arpaio pursue a pattern or practice of illegal retaliation against their perceived critics by subjecting them to baseless criminal action, unfounded civil lawsuits or meritless administrative actions."
Border Patrol chief unveils new plan to address illegal immigration, Liz Goodwin, The Lookout
- Agents will more proactively communicate with people who live on the border, teaching them how to spot suspicious activity and potential drug runners. The Border Patrol will also increase the use of unmanned aircraft and helicopter flights to help it spot illegal activity.
- Two Immigrants Killed in Ambush by Arizona Gunmen