A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona Department of Corrections officers to be U.S. citizens, as is already the case with other peace officers, saying the change would help ease unemployment in his district.Read More »
The pro-immigration rights group that spearheaded the successful recall and ouster of conservative icon Russell Pearce almost three years ago is going after one of his allies in the Legislature – with a toilet.Read More »
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake liked the way immigration reform had been shaping up in the U.S. House of Representatives and he doesn’t want the progress to stop, he said today.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers said a House leadership road map for immigration reform is welcome progress, but not all believe that means long-stalled reform legislation can pass this year.Read More »
A Democratic lawmaker was issued a public records request by a conservative watchdog group requesting any correspondence related to the passage of SB1070.Read More »
After three years of jockeying over how to spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised to construct a fence along Arizona’s border with Mexico, a state lawmaker is proposing to use those funds — and another $30 million — on a virtual fence to patrol the border.Read More »
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Gov. Jan Brewer's office to turn over some internal documents about its policy of denying drivers' licenses to people who were brought into the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a new federal program.Read More »
Republican leaders in both chambers of the Arizona Legislature are pushing legislation to pay for the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose memos and letters have been subpoenaed by opponents of SB 1070.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has called on lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier for police and prosecutors to target human traffickers.Read More »
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles wants to add human smugglers who kill to the categories that qualify someone for death row.
He also wants to add people who the state can prove will likely kill again.