A sweeping immigration enforcement bill that would require police officers to enforce federal immigration laws and make all illegal immigrants criminal trespassers was slated to be voted on in the House today, but the effort stalled when Republican support started to slip.Read More »
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said March 16 that she will freeze funds for expanding the virtual fence that originally was supposed to monitor most of the 2,000-mile southern U.S. border by 2011 but now covers only a portion of Arizona's boundary with Mexico.Read More »
Nearly 100 people demonstrated in front of the Executive Tower today to advocate both for and against a bill that would alter laws related to illegal immigration.
Bill S1070, which has passed the Senate and is ready for debate in the House, would prohibit state and local governments from enacting policies that would conflict with federal immigration laws.
PHOENIX (AP) - A west Phoenix Subway sandwich franchise on March 9 became the second Arizona business to admit to violating the state law that penalizes employers for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.Read More »
Republicans are trying to pass a law that would require public schools to determine which of their students are illegal immigrants and then report their findings to the state.Read More »
A sweeping illegal immigration bill is set for debate on the House floor after receiving approval from a committee along a party-line vote Feb. 24.Read More »
Sen. Russell Pearce failed to get two of his priority measures out of committee during the final week to hear Senate bills in the Senate.Read More »
A House panel has approved a bill that would require schools to annually report how many illegal immigrants are enrolled and how much it costs to educate them.Read More »
The Senate on Feb. 15 passed a bill that makes major changes to the way Arizona and its cities deal with illegal immigration.Read More »
An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a "virtual fence" of cameras, ground sensors and radar is in jeopardy after a string of technical glitches and delays.Read More »