The total cost to defend three border activists ultimately convicted of killing a southern Arizona man and his young daughter in a 2009 home invasion was more than $951,000, making it one of the costliest in Pima County's history.Read More »
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In the extraordinary battle to keep his legislative seat, Arizona’s most hawkish proponent of strict enforcement of illegal immigration laws is, incredibly, mostly muted on the subject.
Since a recall election against him was certified last month, Senate President Russell Pearce has passed on the opportunity to weigh in on major developments in the immigration front.
And for a man who is often quick to label his enemies as part of the “open border” and “cheap labor” crowd, Pearce has yet to tar his most serious challenger, Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis.
Lawyers familiar with First Amendment issues and campaign laws said Randy Parraz, one of the organizers of the recall drive targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, would have a tough time proving he was defamed by signs that say he supported the boycott against Arizona and he pines for open borders.Read More »
Business, civic and religious groups will hold a conference Saturday in Flagstaff to examine alternatives for confronting Arizona's immigration woes.Read More »
Ratcheting up her long-running feud with President Barack Obama over illegal immigration and border issues, Gov. Jan Brewer lambasted the president over an announcement that he would effectively put deportations for about 300,000 illegal immigrants on hold.Read More »
The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow many illegal immigrants facing deportation the chance to stay in this country and apply for a work permit, while focusing on removing from the U.S. convicted criminals and those who might be a national security or public safety threat.Read More »
A charter school executive challenging state Senate President Russell Pearce in a Nov. 8 recall election said Thursday the Pearce-sponsored, 2010 Arizona law on illegal immigration was a good start toward reform and border security.Read More »
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit in San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in immigration court.Read More »
A top U.S. border official says the only area with more than 100,000 annual apprehensions of illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico will soon be under that figure because the flow of immigrants is declining.Read More »
Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis remains the underdog in the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, but he improved his standing a bit last week when a fellow candidate dropped out of the race and instead endorsed him.Read More »