Sheriff Joe Arpaio Submits Request to Testify Against Obama Amnesty at Dec. 22 Hearing
Sheriff Joe won the first court battle over Obama’s 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 to 20 million illegal immigrants.
This week Sheriff Joe Arpaio submitted a request to testify at the December 22 hearing against Obama’s amnesty plan.
World Net Daily reported:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, has submitted a request for permission of a federal court in Washington to provide live testimony at a hearing for his lawsuit against President Obama’s executive immigration actions, which effectively grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
In a motion filed through his attorney, Larry Klayman of FreedomWatch, Arpaio argued his testimony is important to the Dec. 22 hearing on whether a preliminary injunction should be issued to halt Obama’s executive actions until the case can be heard.
Arpraio already had submitted a sworn affidavit regarding the increased costs, drain on resources, higher workload and greater risk he’s facing because of the “unconstitutional executive actions by President Obama.”
The White House had responded with an attack on his testimony, claiming Arpaio offers only “conclusory statements” and “speculative claims,” and “has not alleged any specific injury.”
Klayman wrote that while “these allegations are incorrect and simply strategic, Plaintiff Arpaio’s testimony would be in the interest of due process and to further justice, as well as create a full record for this court to confirm his standing to sue.”
Klayman said Arpaio “would also offer further testimony about the harm he and his office have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result of the unconstitutional executive actions at issue.”