Maricopa County

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[VIDEO] Meet Reyna Montoya, an Arizona Organizer and Dancer Who Fights the Power to Protect Immigrant Families and Their Kids

In the first of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Reyna Montoya talks about how even the risk of family separation terrifies children, how she uses art for healing—and that one time she stopped a bus full of undocumented folks from being deported. 

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Activists Oust Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The infamous sheriff—whose unconstitutional policing of the county's immigrant community pitted him against activists for more than two decades—lost his re-election bid two weeks after he was charged with criminal contempt of court.

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Joe Arpaio Charged With Criminal Contempt for Racial Profiling

The Maricopa (Arizona) County sheriff allegedly ignored a federal order to stop targeting Phoenix-area Latinxs.

Deaf Arizona Teen Separated From Family After Arpaio Immigration Raid

Los Angeles based band Las Cafeteras sends a message of support to a young deaf woman who's family is in immigration detention.

Inmate Dies in Arpaio's Tent City

Authorities believe the inmate died of natural causes but an investigation has been launched into his death.

Former Maricopa County Official Says Arpaio's Office Covered Up Denial Of Insulin To Diabetic Inmate Who Later Died

And as the case unravels in court there are some serious accusations being made against Arpaio's office.

Maricopa County's Former Top Prosecutor Andrew Thomas Disbarred

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his onetime deputy, Lisa Aubuchon, will be disbarred effective May 10 by the Arizona ethics panel for failed corruption probes.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Inner Circle Falls Apart

Two Maricopa County deputies resign after a new report reveals the posse's striking abuse of power.

Joe Arpaio Accused of Misusing $80 Million in Taxpayer Funds

And reports of Arpaio's widespread misconduct and abuse pile up.