Bill Montgomery Believes Law He's Enforcing Against Tom Horne Is Unconstitutional
That's an attitude exemplified in Monty's support of the so-called SANE immigration reform proposal, one which carves out an exception to the expulsion of undocumented felons, if the felon in question has committed a identity-theft-related offense.
Meanwhile, here on planet Maricopa County, Montgomery's prosecutors pursue undocumented workers with a zeal comparable to Les Miserables' Inspector Javert hounding the trail of Jean Valjean, hitting them with multiple counts of class four felonies, keeping them nonbondable, coercing guilty pleas, and ensuring their deportations.
This, all because they may have used an invented Social Security Number to obtain work. The multiple counts? One for every document in their employee files.
Employers are never investigated, of course. An even better outcome than realized by Monty's pal Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who sunk more than $500,000 into getting Bill elected county attorney in 2010, in alleged violation of state campaign laws.
And yet, Arpaio escaped with a pinch on the wrist. Which is oh-so-different than l'affair Horne, why? Because it involved Monty, natch.
Rank hypocrisy? Indeed, but such cognitive dissonance is a requirement for survival in Montgomery's world.
Otherwise, no doubt, his head would explode.