Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wins First Court Battle in Lawsuit Over Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Gateway Pundit — Sheriff Joe wins first court battle over executive amnesty.

A judge sided with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the first legal clash in what is expected to be a major court fight over the legality of President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. Obama’s plan will effectively grant amnesty to 5 million illegal immigrants.

Obama made the case against executive amnesty at least twenty times – before he changed his mind and passed executive amnesty anyway.

December 22nd is the date that US District Court Judge Beryl Howell will hold a hearing on executive amnesty.

FOX News Latino reported:

There’s a date for a court showdown between Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the White House.

Dec. 22 is the date that U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell has set for a hearing in Washington D.C. on a request from the Maricopa County sheriff – who has a national reputation for his tough views on undocumented immigrants — to block President Barack Obama’s executive action granting some 5 million immigrants who are here illegally a three-year reprieve from deportation.

The president’s executive order came after what he described as frustration over Congress’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

Arpaio’s lawsuit, which was filed on the same day, Nov. 20, that Obama announced his executive action, argues that the president’s unilateral move is unconstitutional, according to published reports.

The president’s plan extends deportation relief and, by extension, work permits, to millions of undocumented immigrants, mostly those who have been in the country more than five years and have children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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