A federal appeals court has lifted a judge’s ruling that effectively blocked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from conducting his controversial workplace raids.
Monday’s decision from a panel of judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a preliminary injunction issued last year by U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. Campbell is presiding over a class-action lawsuit against Arpaio, County Attorney Bill Montgomery and the state of Arizona.
It is unclear how the ruling will affect day-to-day operations of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Arpaio said Monday that he was talking with his attorneys about the next steps.
The obama administration and groups who support open borders and flaunting the law want to stop enforcement of gathering up illegals. Meanwhile there is a push to give illegals driver licenses and make them legal.
This interfering with state rights to force compliance when the feds are breaking the laws on the books.