Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a court order on racial profiling, has left Maricopa County taxpayers with a bill of more than $200 million for the lawyer fees and associated costs of the county complying with the court order.
Those considered vulnerable include those who are ill, families with young children, immigrants who have been threatened or attacked while waiting in Mexico, and unaccompanied minors. Other immigrants are blocked from entering the country under CDC’s Title 42, intended to stop the spread of COVID-19. These admittances were made possible by a lawsuit from the ACLU challenging the use of the Title 42 order.
This week, President Biden met with a group of young people with DACA status as part of his push for a pathway to citizenship for youth who immigrated as children to the United States.