Political pressure on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign keeps growing. This after national media outlets began reporting on his office’s mishandling of more than 400 sex-crime investigations, beginning in 2005.
The man was assaulting an agent and a police dog near Sells on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation Tuesday night when he was killed, officials said.
The Town of Guadalupe will consider a resolution Thursday night calling for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's resignation. They join a call by other elected officials after it was revealed his office mishandled more than 400 sex-crime investigations.
Ever since Arizona's controversial SB 1070 became law, other states and cities have tried to copy it. But few have defied both state and federal laws like Escondido in enforcing immigration laws.
Amid growing criticism and confusion over the Secure Communities program, members of Congress question a top federal immigration official about it during a committee hearing.
The congressional supercommittee failed to settle on a bipartisan proposal to cut the nation's deficit. Some advocates for immigration reform say there are savings to be had by cutting border enforcement.
The plan was to strike a government building or American media outlet, possibly with a rocket launcher, and make it look like it was done by a rival cartel. "It will be good to send the gringos a message," the plotters allegedly said.
Federal judges have the power to seal criminal cases if there is still an ongoing investigation. Authorities did not offer an explanation for denying the public access to the case.
Attorney General Eric Holder told senators that the mistakes within the gun walking programs were not directly linked to the agent's murder. “It just made me sick," was one relative's reaction to the testimony.
About 500 people have gone missing in Tijuana and the nearby region since 2007. Some at the hands of local criminals; others by drug cartels. Family members of the disappeared are pressuring law enforcement to solve the crimes.