The saga of open-border advocates in the federal government using the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal courts to attack those enforcing immigration laws has heated up recently, with a federal judge considering appointing a monitor to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found in May that “the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office singled out Latinos and [its] deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions,” according to the Associated Press on the matter of Arpaio’s Sheriff’s Deputies checking the immigration status of those whom they pull over.

Open-border advocates in the American Civil Liberties Union helped a small group file this civil case against Sheriff Arpaio, with the group claiming they had been detained because of their race. This matter is separate from DOJ issues that the same open-borders advocates are campaigning for against the popular Sheriff.