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 »
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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.
The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession.Read More »
The rest of the country is learning something about Gov. Jan Brewer that Arizonans have known for years — the SB1070-fueled perception of her as a finger-wagging Tea Party icon is only part of the story.Read More »
WASHINGTON – The number of people who died in Pima County while trying to cross the border from Mexico remained steady in recent years, even as the number of border-crossers dropped, according to a report released Wednesday.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates released a study of Latino banking habits Tuesday that they said supports the case for a pathway to citizenship, which they said in turn opens the door to greater economic prosperity for all.Read More »
A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix faces a Thursday deadline for handing in voter signatures in an uphill battle to force a recall election.Read More »
Gov. Brewer’s fight for AHCCCS expansion puts her in an unusual alliance
While Gov. Jan Brewer has spent months fighting for Republican support for her Medicaid expansion plan, Democratic lawmakers who are expected to provide the bulk of the votes are waiting on the sidelines.
WASHINGTON – Skeptical senators Tuesday challenged Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on how her department plans to provide a “meaningful” border-security figure, which is the key to a route to citizenship for immigrants here illegally.Read More »
The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country's treatment of immigrants.Read More »