They come from Somalia and Myanmar, the Congo and Bhutan and Vietnam – and they all end up in Arizona. More than 15,400 refugees from 42 different countries were resettled in Arizona from fiscal 2012 through the just-ended fiscal 2016, according to the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.Read More »
On the border, most residents said they do not favor building a new wall.Read More »
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi is asking a federal judge in Tucson to allow him to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.Read More »
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi is appealing his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.Read More »
U.S. Senator John McCain plans town hall meetings in Phoenix and Tucson to discuss issues affecting constituents in Arizona.Read More »
For the second time in less than two weeks, a Tucson-based conversation group has sued the federal government over its handling of the Mexican gray wolf.Read More »
I want to challenge Original North Phoenix Tea Party founder Wes Harris’ assertion in the article “Tea Party leader says all Muslims a ‘threat’ to U.S.; seeks recall of McCain” from the July 27 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times that Americans need to be concerned about the loyalty of Muslim Americans. Here is a story from my own experience.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona can require police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop, but struck down three other provisions of SB1070 that put teeth into the state’s ability to enforce immigration laws.Read More »
Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than expected after a punishing primary season in which they loudly sought someone else — almost anybody else — to carry the fight to President Barack Obama.Read More »
On Feb. 17, the Arizona Capitol Times printed a story disputing my statements concerning Hezbollah terrorists coming across our unsecured, unprotected southern border into the U.S.
The article undermines the need for additional law enforcement support on the Arizona/Mexico border, which is the purpose of my bill, SB1083, which establishes an Arizona Special Missions Unit to organize a state-based, mobile force to assist law enforcement under the direction of the governor.