Joe Arpaio Can't Arrest People for Smuggling Themselves Into Country, Judge Rules

The scheme by county officials to round up immigrants for conspiring to smuggle themselves into the country has been busted up by a federal judge.

As a result of yet another immigration-related lawsuit filed against the county, a federal judge ruled that Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and their successors, cannot arrest and prosecute people for self-smuggling -- a plot that was the brainchild of disbarred and disgraced former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

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