Tomorrow (Thursday the 2nd) at 10 AM EST, you can watch online as two Congressional House subcommittees hold a joint hearing on ” the Public Safety and Civil Rights Implications of State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws,” which will address Sheriff Arpaio.
Witnesses will include UNC-Chapel Hill law professor Deborah Weissman, who co-authored The Policies and Politics of Local Immigration Enforcement Law, George Gascon, Chief of the Mesa, Arizona police department, Pheonix resident Julio Mora, who was harassed by Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies, and others.
The hearing will focus on general allegations of racial profiling in connection with 287(g) program, as well as specific allegations of unconstitutional immigration enforcement tactics by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Arizona.
To watch, go to http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/calendar.html at 10 AM on Thursday the 2nd and click the second “Watch Video Webcast” box from the top. For back ground on 287(g) programs and Sheriff Arpaio, see:
For more information about tomorrow’s hearing, see: