Appeals Court Tosses Arpaio Suit Challenging Obama Immigration Actions


Unable to seize on hard evidence that deferring deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants would produce a domestic crime wave, a federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit by Maricopa County, Az., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The U.S. awaits a more substantial ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on whether President Obama overreached in writing executive orders designed to allow millions of otherwise law-abiding immigrants with deep roots to remain legally in the United States. Friday's ruling in Washington, D.C., cuts to a central problem for immigration critics like Sheriff Arpaio as public thinking evolves on the best way to deal with otherwise law-abiding immigrants who are in the U.S.without papers.

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