Federal Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Executive Immigration Initiatives

Last week a federal appeals court unanimously rejected a lawsuit on behalf of Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The ruling states that Arpaio’s challenge to the Obama adminsitration’s executive initiatives on immigration have no legal standing.

According to the appeals court, “We conclude that Sheriff Arpaio has failed to allege an injury that is both fairly traceable to the deferred action policies and redressable by enjoining them, as our standing precedents require …. [Sheriff Arpaio’s] allegations that the policies will cause more crime in Maricopa County are unduly speculative.”

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