Arpaio pardon; future of DACA

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Joe Arpaio

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses as he answers a question at a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Phoenix. Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday, July 31, 2017, for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking a final rebuke for a politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was ultimately booted from office as voters became frustrated over his headline-grabbing tactics and deepening legal troubles. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Guests: Antonia Farzan, Mike Riggs, Elise Foley, María Sotomayor

On Friday, Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio, much to the chagrin of many Democrats and Republicans alike. Arpaio is the controversial publicity-hungry Sheriff who was convicted of contempt of court after he refused to obey an order to stop detaining immigrants who did not have legal status. Phoenix New Times reporter ANTONIA FARZAN joins us to tell us all about Arpaio’s long tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. We’ll also speak with reporter MIKE RIGGS of Reason who will fill us in on the politics of the pardon. Then; the Trump administration is expected to make an announcement about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which provides protections undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. It’s expected that the administration plans to phase out the program. We’ll talk with the Huffington Post’s politics and immigration reporter ELISE FOLEY about the looming announcement from Trump and we’ll hear from MARÍA SOTOMAYOR, deputy director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition who was herself a DACA recipient.

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