The toughest sheriff in America is not taking President Obama’s executive order on amnesty without a fight.  The Commander-in-Chief decreed through executive order Thursday night that some five-million illegal aliens will be allowed to stay in the

United States without fear of deportation.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a lawsuit in response to President Obama granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens immediately following the President’s announcement to the nation.  Claiming the President’s order is unconstitutional, Sheriff Arpaio’s lawyer Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, former federal prosecutor and founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, filed the complaint before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. 

Arpaio issued a statement upon filing the lawsuit: “This unconstitutional act by the President will have a serious detrimental impact on my caring out the duties and responsibilities for which I am encharged as Sheriff.  Specifically, it will severely strain our resources, both in manpower and financially, necessary to protect the citizens I was elected to serve.  For instance, 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.  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.”

Kris Dugan