Monday, January 5, 2015
Judge Campbell concluded that these workplace raids cause irreparable harm and that plaintiffs are likely to succeed with their legal challenge. He ordered an end to the workplace raids.Arpaio also recently lost a chance to move forward with a lawsuit against Obama over his recent immigration action, which protects many undocumented parents of U.S. citizen or legal resident children from deportation.
"This comprehensive and careful court order should be the final nail in the coffin for these unconstitutional raids," said Dan Pochoda, senior counsel for the ACLU of Arizona.
“This is an enormous victory for our community,” said Carlos Garcia, executive director of Puente, a Phoenix-based human rights group that is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit. “Arpaio and Montgomery are being stripped of the tools they use to illegally terrorize immigrant workers and families. We hope that justice will continue to prevail, that not one more worker is arrested for providing for his or her family and that the racist, anti-immigrant machine for which Arizona is known is dismantled completely.”