After two cancelled meetings and more than a year of controversy, the Arizona-Mexico Commission will hold its first plenary session since the advent of SB1070.Read More »
The old sheet-metal border fence in downtown Nogales is coming down. It's being replaced by a see-through, vertical post-style fence.Read More »
Nogales-based businessmen to legislators: Please help convince feds to put more resources on Arizona ports
Arguing that ports of entry have been overlooked as the federal government beefs up security along the US-Mexico border, Nogales-based businessmen pressed Arizona legislators on May 25 for help in persuading the federal government to provide more funding to ease congestion at the states’ legal gateways.Read More »
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne plans to testify in Washington on Wednesday during a congressional hearing on border security.Read More »
Like a fancy new car that just sits in the garage because the owner can’t afford to pay the insurance, cash-strapped Arizona may not have many opportunities to use two border security measures the Legislature passed.
Senate Bill 1495 authorizes the governor to establish the Arizona State Guard, which would be independent from the Arizona National Guard and under the exclusive control of the state, for any reason. And SB1406 gives a border security committee the green light to raise private funds to build a fence along the border.
Mexican children illegally crossing the border alone remain vulnerable to drug cartels, gangs and other dangers because a 2-year-old law designed to protect them is not being executed well, advocates from the U.S. and Mexico said in a report released Wednesday.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked President Barack Obama to extend the National Guard's stay at the state's border with Mexico instead of ending the deployment in two months.Read More »
The Arizona House passed a bill allowing the state to compact with other states for the construction of a fence along the U.S-Mexico border.Read More »
U.S. Justice Department lawyers face a Thursday deadline for filing an answer to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit that accuses the federal government of failing to control the state's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws.Read More »
For almost 100 years, the Holler family homestead has stood just about 50 feet north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and for much of that time members enjoyed the perks of hopping easily across the ribbon of land separating Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora. But life changed during the ’90s, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection replaced a chain-link border fence with a much larger, corrugated-metal fence.Read More »