A state lawmaker’s plan to save the state money by sending government materials only in English may run afoul of the Civil Rights Act and federal guidelines, and could cost state agencies billions per year in federal dollars.Read More »
At the recent Republican statewide meeting in a north central Phoenix church, pews were packed with party loyalists listening to elected officials speak about issues facing the state and the nation.
But the topic that would have dominated the conversation in past years — illegal immigration — was scarcely mentioned.
Gov. Jan Brewer took a noncommittal stance on immigration reform plan unveiled by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, saying she will review the plan in the coming weeks.Read More »
A man held in an Edinburg, Texas, jail on charges he threatened a South Texas sheriff had nothing to do with the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona, according to the sheriff and the FBI.Read More »
Federal immigration officials say they're releasing the mother of an immigration activist after the mom and another relative were arrested at the family's Phoenix-area home.Read More »
When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees — the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehicles, the environmental reviews required to extend a dirt road.Read More »
An independent study supports the long-held belief by some business owners and real estate agents that a border checkpoint in southern Arizona has hurt property values in Tubac and Rio Rico.Read More »
U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country — a cannon.Read More »
A man who bought two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting a federal agent north the Arizona-Mexico border will be sentenced Wednesday for his part in a gun smuggling ring targeted in the botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.Read More »
A system for holding U.S. Border Patrol agents accountable over shootings remains complicated and opaque, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.Read More »