Arpaio, Klayman Are Going to Sue Obama Over Immigration Order

Arpaio, Klayman Are Going to Sue Obama Over Immigration Order November 23, 2014

The worst sheriff in America, Joe Arpaio says he’s going to sue President Obama over his executive order on immigration, with the help of the worst lawyer in America, Larry Klayman. The life expectancy of such a suit in the federal courts is approximately 18 microseconds.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has frequently butted heads with the federal government over the treatment of undocumented immigrants in Arizona, said Thursday that he was suing President Obama over Obama’s recently unveiled immigration reform order.

A group called Freedom Watch released news of the suit, which included a statement from Arpaio that said “among the many negative affects 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.”

It’s always a good idea to announce your lawsuit with a giant lie. In fact, this order tells DHS to focus their attention on those who commit crimes rather than on families of those who are here legally. It also requires a criminal background check for anyone getting a deferment on their deportation. The argument made in the complaint for Arpaio having standing is rather laughable, which is why the case will be dismissed before it ever reaches trial. This is going to be so much fun to watch.

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  • Ten Ed Schultzs are no where near even a single Arpaio or Klayman. How come their morons are so much better than our morons?

  • Quantum Mechanic

    I don’t suppose the taxpayers of Maricopa County are lucky enough for Arpaio to be spending his own money on this, are they?

  • throwaway, never proofreads, every post a gamble

    I don’t know if this is going to be fun to watch. Look, they know they’re going to lose. That doesn’t matter. They tried. They put the message out there that they sued for Obama’s decision. They were thwarted by the President’s Federal Government Cronies.

    They literally cannot lose with this bullshit because the people who see this happen will not change position or will hasten their fervor to a more fevered pitch.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Yes, it will be the taxpayers of Maricopa County (/me included) and it will come out of funds budgeted for actual law enforcement (which Arpaio has shorted, to the point of closing violent crime cases without investigation.)

    What’s new?

    The best I can hope for is for the announcement to be the end of it. Fat chance.

  • tfkreference

    Maybe he doesn’t understand the order and thinks he has to release criminals and arrest Dreamers.

  • Arpaio’s parents were Italian immigrants, and Arpaio is more than old enough to remember a time when wop was a common slur against Italians. Yet he treats immigrants in the same way he and his family were no doubt treated.

  • whheydt

    18 microseconds? Why so long? That’2 over 70,0000 clock cycles on a decent modern desktop computer. Surely dismissal in 18 nanoseconds would be more like it.

  • markus


    Maybe he does not understand the true meaning of “do unto others…”? In his Holy Book it probably reads “do unto others as they did unto your ancestors, and otherwise do your worst and find satisfaction in doing so”.

    Pardon my choice of words, English is not my native language.

    And i am an atheist, so any reference to “holy writ”… is coincidental.

    Greetings from Austria (no kangaroos here 😉 )

  • caseloweraz

    Modus: Ten Ed Schultzs are nowhere near even a single Arpaio or Klayman. How come their morons are so much better than our morons?

    The 1960s gave us the missile gap. Today we have the moron gap. I personally don’t mind the other side having more & better morons, because I still think the trend is self-limiting. But I worry.

    Just for kicks and giggles, as they say, I dove back into time and read a post from the first page of the blog. It dates from 1 August 2011. In it, one Robert Ringer declares that “As Obama continues to toy with Republicans over raising the debt ceiling, he is well aware that the continuation of his policies will destroy the U.S. economy beyond repair.”

    It’s like deja vu all over again.

  • John Pieret

    Ed mentioned the laughability of their claim for standing. Here it is:

    Plaintiff Joe Arpaio is adversely affected and harmed in his office’s finances, workload, and interference with the conduct of his duties, by the failure of the executive branch to enforce existing immigration laws, but has been severely affected by increases in the influx of illegal aliens motivated by Defendant Obama’s policies of offering amnesty. …

    Plaintiff Arpaio has been severely affected and damaged by Defendant Obama’s release of criminal aliens onto the streets of Maricopa County, Arizona. This prior damage will be severely increased by virtue of Defendant Obama’s Executive Order of November 20, 2014 …

    Thus, the Office of the Sheriff has been directly harmed and impacted adversely by Obama’s DACA program and will be similarly harmed by his new Executive Order effectively granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

    So, by saying that the Federal government will not target people for deportation who have been here for five years, undergo background checks and pay any back taxes they owe, that is encouraging violent criminals to enter the US so they can also wait at least five years (if the program, guaranteed to exist for only the last two years of Obama’s presidency, lasts that long) to cross the border so that they can be law-abiding during that time and pay taxes and then still be subject to deportation? Oookaaay!

    And notice the shift between “offering amnesty” and “effectively granting amnesty” … even Klayman is dimly (as usual) aware that Obama’s Executive Order does no such thing as grant “amnesty.”

  • tfkreference

    It’s affecting his office by requiring his deputies to target criminals instead of pregnant women who are driving while Latina. Which group is more likely to be a danger to the officers?

    (Wow, that was painful to write- how do wingnuts do it?)

  • Really surprised that Arpaio has time for this while sifting through all the evidence that his special posse brought back from Hawaii, about Obama’s birth.

  • marcus

    Ed you misunderstand, in wingnut-speak the fact that are here illegally make them “criminals” and not hunting them down, arresting them and deporting them immediately is “releasing” them. Ergo, Obama is “releasing criminals”

    So easy when you know the language.

  • iangould

    “The life expectancy of such a suit in the federal courts is approximately 18 microseconds.”

    Yes but it’s life expectancy as a money-making scam can be measured in months if not years.