The Nogales Police Department's data for 2010 shows an 11 percent drop from the previous year in serious crimes like homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults. Now, city leaders, residents and businesspeople say it’s unfair that Nogales is often portrayed as rife with conflict and bloodshed from drug cartels.Read More »
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The number of inmates suspected of being illegal immigrants in Arizona's most populous county has dropped by nearly 40 percent, despite an increase in deportations across the country over the same two-year time frame.Read More »
According to data released by Smith Travel Research, an independent firm serving the hospitality industry, hotels all across Arizona lost significant business while news coverage and commentary about SB1070 roared across the country.
Now industry insiders fear the latest slate of immigration bills will trigger another jolt of negative nationwide publicity, and lead to a second big decline in business.
High school students protested proposed legislation on illegal immigration at the state capitol in Phoenix.Read More »
A police report, citing Border Patrol intelligence, states that Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy stole 400 pounds of marijuana and some meth from the PEI-Estatales/El Chapo drug trafficking organization, shortly before he was bludgeoned, stabbed and then decapitated in a suburban Phoenix apartment last October — a gruesome killing that police say was meant to send a message that anyone who betrays the traffickers will get the same treatment.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to reject a request by the Arizona Legislature to become a party in the federal government's challenge to the state's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
State Senate President Russell Pearce denies that he has a list of people banned from the Senate building.Read More »
Immigration hardliners seemed to have true believers, but some Republicans are straying from the flock
With Republicans in firm control of Arizona’s government apparatus and Sen. Russell Pearce leading the Senate, more aggressive laws against illegal immigration seemed certain to emerge from the 2011 legislative session. But cracks are showing in the reputed Republican bastion built on dominance in the Arizona Legislature and Governor’s Office.Read More »
“They might buy us our plane ticket out of the state.” — Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, discussing how the Republicans would react if the Democrats in the House ever decided to leave the state to avoid a vote, as the Democratic senators in Wisconsin did over an anti-union bill.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday approved a $470,322 check for Arizona’s defense of SB 1070.Read More »