Citing the high number of cross–border tunnels that pop up in Arizona and California, a House committee Tuesday passed a bill toughening laws against the use of tunnels for smuggling underneath the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
The state Senate has approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Arizona because the shared border with Mexico is not secure and the forests have been badly managed, leading to large wildfires.Read More »
Two Democratic senators walked out of a border security panel this morning after its chairwoman invited an activist who is described by a civil rights group as a “vitriolic Mexican-basher.”Read More »
A senator who believes Middle-Eastern terrorist groups are active in Mexico and Central America persuaded her colleagues to advance a proposal that would create an armed volunteer force to help apprehend criminals who illegally enter the United States.
The Senate passed the measure today by a vote of 20-10.
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 »
The Justice Department is tightening procedures for responding to information requests from Congress in the aftermath of a troubled arms trafficking investigation.Read More »
The Obama administration is planning to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico.Read More »
A special committee of the Arizona Legislature devoted to examining border security will meet Dec. 20 to get an update on a project to build additional fences near the state's border with Mexico through donations.Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs to do a better job of justifying its plans for $1.5 billion border surveillance project at the Arizona-Mexico border, according to a government report released Friday.Read More »
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday takes her campaign for the Republican nomination for president to Phoenix.Read More »