County paid $1 million to settle Arpaio-era immigration lawsuit
Maricopa County has paid nearly $1 million in attorneys fees as final settlement of an ongoing lawsuit over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's workplace immigration raids.
The case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the immigrant advocacy group Puente Arizona, originated in 2014, when Arpaio was raiding businesses and arresting immigrants who were then charged with identity theft because they had used false documents to pretend they were in the country legally.
At the center of the case was the use of a federal immigration document, called an I-9 form, that authorities were using to... read more
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