A Pardon, A Directive, A N.J. School Law
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, September 1, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
After former Sheriff of Arizona, Joe Arpaio, was pardoned, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said requiring U.S. officers to enforce immigration law puts them at “risk of being found guilty of significant legal violations.” So, how do U.S. law enforcement officers violate the law by enforcing immigration law?
That was the issue in December 2011 when a U.S. District Judge ordered Sheriff Arpaio and his deputies to stop detaining Latino drivers suspected of being illegal aliens. After continuing his strategy another 18 months, he was charged with civil contempt, found guilty almost six years later, on July 31st this year, and at age 85, Sheriff Arpaio faced six months in jail. Sentencing that was scheduled for October 5th became a moot point August 25th, when President Trump pardoned him.
Also on August 25th, President Trump issued a directive to ban transgender individuals from military service. Section 1 of his order explains how the previous president completely reversed military policy in June 2016 to allow transgender individuals to join and serve openly in the military, where they would receive medical treatment of their choice, including sex-reassignment surgery, hormone therapy, unlimited procedures, and medication at tax-payer expense. Continue reading