A senator who wants to create an armed volunteer force that can stop crimes along the Arizona-Mexico border repeated claims Tuesday that terrorist organizations based in the Middle East have formed alliances with drug cartels to the south.Read More »
Two anti-illegal immigration bills that were among a slew of measures last session that divided the Senate Republican caucus are stuck in committee and the odds of their passage appear dim.Read More »
A federal appeals court has taken what some attorneys called the unprecedented step of demanding to know if the government plans to prosecute seven illegal immigrants who have no other criminal record.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25, in the last such hearing of the high court's current term.Read More »
Undeterred by major setbacks last year, a freshman legislator is once again pushing immigration bills that could lead to another showdown over how best to confront the issue.
Sen. Steve Smith, a Maricopa Republican, is proposing laws that would require school districts to count the number of students who are in the country illegally and to require hospitals to report patients who cannot prove their lawful status.
Calling the nation’s immigration laws “sorely outdated and in need of revision,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pressed Monday for passage of the DREAM Act, saying it is the most-urgently needed change to immigration policy.Read More »
Calling the measure a “political ploy” and contrary to the wishes of most Arizzonans, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday he won’t hear a Democratic senator’s bill to repeal SB 1070.Read More »
Investigators with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office today raided the office of lobbyist Gary Husk, who has been implicated in the Fiesta Bowl scandal.Read More »
A coalition of businesses, religious organizations and political figures is pushing an ambitious project to change the tone of the immigration discussion in Arizona and steer it toward policies that promote comprehensive, more humane and nuanced solutions.Read More »
Though it has practically no chance of passing, a bill to repeal SB1070 exposed deep political divisions at the state Capitol about how to confront illegal immigration, a complex and often emotional issue.
Those divisions were again on display on the Senate lawn, when dueling protesters hailed and criticized the immigration law — all within an earshot of each other.