The state Senate has approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Arizona because the shared border with Mexico is not secure and the forests have been badly managed, leading to large wildfires.Read More »
A senator who believes Middle-Eastern terrorist groups are active in Mexico and Central America persuaded her colleagues to advance a proposal that would create an armed volunteer force to help apprehend criminals who illegally enter the United States.
The Senate passed the measure today by a vote of 20-10.
Strong family ties, the cost of returning to their native countries and fewer economic opportunities back home have kept illegal immigrants in the U.S., despite strict immigration laws here, a new report claims.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 »
The La Posada station hotel in Winslow was operated by concessionaire Fred Harvey, designed by architect and artist Mary Colter, and was one of the most expensive hotel projects undertaken by the Santa Fe Railroad. It was also one of the last of the southwest railroad hotels built as overnight stopovers on the Santa Fe line. (La Posada means resting place in Spanish.)Read More »
The Justice Department is tightening procedures for responding to information requests from Congress in the aftermath of a troubled arms trafficking investigation.Read More »
Arizona legislators say they're looking into a flawed gun smuggling investigation because it took place within their state.Read More »
A House committee says a federal prosecutor in Arizona intends to remain silent if called for questioning in a congressional probe of a problem-plagued gun smuggling investigation.Read More »
The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment.Read More »
The Obama administration is planning to reduce the number of National Guard troops deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico.Read More »