Five people were part of a scheme that involved trucking more than 200 million cans and bottles from Arizona and illegally redeeming them at recycling centers in California for about $14 million in refunds, authorities said Thursday.
Under questioning by the judge during contempt of court proceedings, Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted his office had hired Dennis Montgomery to do an unorthodox investigation into surveillance by the DOJ and the CIA. Now Montgomery is trying to intervene in the contempt proceedings against the sheriff.
The judge overseeing the contempt of court case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking all the attorneys involved whether they need to fulfill their ethical obligations to address any false evidence submitted in the case so far.
Brooks County, Texas, has seen at least 365 migrant deaths since 2011. Forensic investigators in Texas and Arizona are working to identify the deceased. But legal and logistical obstacles are a severe challenge.
Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for someone who would protect millions of immigrants from deportation, according to a new poll.