He concedes that the worst-case scenario is a once-in-100-years event, but Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, said the U.S. still needs to defend against an electromagnetic pulse attack or solar storm that could cripple the nation.Read More »
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WASHINGTON – Pentagon and Homeland Security officials assured a House subcommittee Tuesday that they can continue border security despite a reduction in the National Guard from 1,200 to 300 soldiers, who will focus on support for aerial border surveillance.Read More »
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will deliver a speech Wednesday in Phoenix on information sharing among state, local and tribal officials.Read More »
The chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges has been appointed to a panel of college presidents and other academic leaders who will advise the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on security, preparedness and academic research.Read More »
Lawmakers pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security and deportation policies in two House hearings that lasted much of the day Wednesday.Read More »
Calling the nation’s immigration laws “sorely outdated and in need of revision,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano pressed Monday for passage of the DREAM Act, saying it is the most-urgently needed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 »
Former Arizona congressman Matt Salmon has announced that he is a candidate for his old job.
Salmon says he is running for the 6th Congressional District representing Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Apache Junction because he believes his experience is needed in Washington.
Former Arizona congressman Matt Salmon says he plans to announce his candidacy for his old job next week.Read More »
People in Arizona can now check whether their Social Security numbers will turn up red flags when run through E-Verify, the federal electronic system used to confirm whether prospective workers are in the U.S. legally.Read More »
The Obama administration on Friday ended a high-tech southern border fence scheme that cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion but did little to improve security. Congress ordered the high-tech fence in 2006 amid a clamor over the porous border, but the project yielded only 53 miles of protection.Read More »