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Arpaio defiant: Obama’s new immigration policy won’t affect Arizona

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that President Barack Obama’s decision to offer immunity to younger undocumented immigrants won’t effect his enforcement efforts in Arizona.

“We’re going to continue enforcing the illegal immigration laws, including the state laws,” Arpaio told CNN’s Don Lemon on Friday.

“Does that mean that you are going to ignore what the president is going to announce today?” Lemon wondered.

“No, I’m not going to ignore it,” Arpaio replied. “I’m not going to violate the Constitution or the laws.”

“Any immediate impact on you and your state?” the CNN host pressed.

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“No,” Arpaio insisted. “We just arrested six more last night in a workplace and human smuggling. We still do our job. By the way, you say there is 1 million [undocumented] young people. … But still, why haven’t they done something? If these people are here illegally, how come they haven’t been deported? Why are we talking about it now?”

The Obama administration announced on Friday its intention to stop deporting and start granting work permits to young immigrants who have come to the U.S. illegally as children, but lived as law-abiding citizens since.

Arpaio’s lawyers recently asked a federal court to dismiss a Justice Department lawsuit that accuses his office of racial discrimination against Latinos.

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Watch this video from CNN, broadcast June 15, 2012.

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— With earlier reporting by David Ferguson


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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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