Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues President Obama over Immigration Order

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit against President Obama over his executive action on immigration reform. The case is filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The reason for the lawsuit? Arpaio claims the President’s actions are an “unconstitutional abuse” and “exceed the power of a president within the U.S. constitution”. Arpaio also argues the executive action will lead to "increased release of criminal aliens back onto the streets." The suit was also filed against Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriquez, and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Sheriff Arpaio is not alone in his opposition to President Obama’s executive order. Current Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer and Governor elect Doug Ducey have both expressed their opposition to Obama’s actions.

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Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration: Who Will Benefit and Who Got Left Out

President Obama announced changes to the nation’s immigration policies that he will make by executive order. There are many details yet to be announced. However, two distinct groups will definitely benefit:

*  Undocumented immigrants who have been in the country for at least five years will be able to stay if they have a child who is a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident; and

*  The 1.2 million DREAMers who were exempted in 2012.

President Obama said that what his policy means for immigrants who are covered is that they will not be deported. But the order goes farther than that. The changes will grant work permits for those who are eligible, which will allow them to be legally employed. In theory, at least, the immigrants covered by this order will now be able to compete for better paying jobs. Another effect of the order will be to expand STEM programs for foreign students.

Still, another 6.2 undocumented immigrants will be left out of the changes made by the executive order. Most of them do not have children, and the order is aimed at those who do. Also, the executive order will not benefit the parents of DREAMers. The order contains no new protections for migrant or agricultural workers. And any changes in border security have not yet been divulged.

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Arizona Becomes First State to Sue GM for Safety Violations

Arizona has become the first state to sue General Motors. The lawsuit alleges that GM put Arizona drivers in danger by deliberately concealing information about vehicle defects “to avoid the cost of recall and replacement.”

GM has been hit with a number of lawsuits since it announced the recall of 2.6 million vehicles because of potential ignition switch problems that could cause the switch to slip out of position, disabling airbags, power steering, and power brakes.

Under Arizona’s Consumer Fraud act, civil penalties of up to $10,000 can be imposed. GM feels that it should not be faced with lawsuits on cars made before its bankruptcy proceedings. Arizona is seeking up to $3 billion in damages.

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