As the Arizona Legislature inches closer to passing Sen. Russell Pearce's immigration bill, some lawmakers want a couple more changes before it receives final approval.Read More »
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Every now and then a crisis emerges in which our response clearly displays what kind of people we are. Whether it is natural disaster or a man-made political crisis, our reaction sends an important message to others about our values, our sense of responsibility and how we solve problems.Read More »
“The bill is being pulled from the agenda in a couple of minutes. The proponents never had the votes for this.” - Sen. Jack Harper, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, on why a payday industry-supported strike-everything amendment was deleted ...Read More »
Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure ...Read More »
Brewer is asking for more National Guard troops along the border to boost security and assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.Read More »
2006 S2577 • Would have made being in Arizona while in violation of federal immigration status a state trespass crime. • Would have enacted numerous employer sanctions laws. VETOED S1157 • Would have made being in Arizona while in violation ...Read More »
For years, beating the drum for increased local authority to pursue illegal immigrants has delivered some of Arizona's lawmakers waves of public support, and to a lesser degree, brought criticism. But because immigration issues tend toward the hyperbolic in Arizona, and the approaching election beckons lawmakers to appear tougher on immigration than those gunning for their seats, a bill that promises to render a great deal of that increased authority looks more likely than ever to become law.Read More »
The trespass provisions originally included in a bill aimed at significantly altering Arizona's immigration enforcement methods were swapped out in a strike everything amendment proposed March 29.Read More »
Agree with her on the issues or not, you have to admit that Janet Napolitano possesses an unmatched perspective on some of Arizona's most urgent challenges. And whether on the subject of immigration enforcement or balancing security with liberty, Napolitano offered her solutions in a confident, almost matter-of-fact manner Thursday night at ASU.Read More »
Nearly 100 people demonstrated in front of the Executive Tower today to advocate both for and against a bill that would alter laws related to illegal immigration.
Bill S1070, which has passed the Senate and is ready for debate in the House, would prohibit state and local governments from enacting policies that would conflict with federal immigration laws.