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Biz leaders: Let’s talk about the real solution

The failure of the federal government to fix our broken immigration system has led to recent actions on immigration by Arizona’s policymakers. What we have now is a divisive, emotionally charged environment that is tearing at the fabric of Arizona’s sense of community and threatening the essence of our historically diverse culture.

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The Battle of Ambos Nogales (access required)

On the afternoon of Aug. 27, 1918, a Mexican civilian sparked a small gun battle after crossing from the United States back into Mexico at Nogales, without stopping at the U.S. Customs house. Customs Inspector Arthur G. Barber drew his pistol and chased the man, who was suspected of gun smuggling, followed by two enlisted men. A Mexican officer saw Barber coming across and fired at the customs inspector. The shot missed Barber, but struck and killed one of the other two troops. The remaining troop returned fire, killing the Mexican officer.

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Is the Arizona Chamber really serious about business?

When I received the Arizona Capitol Times (June 25, 2010) issue I was excited to see the front-page article entitled, “Business groups move to center.” The article starts off noting the commitment by the business community to send a message to our legislators to stop wasting time on “kooky stuff like ‘birther’ bills.”

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