An official of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has apologized and told Congress he shares responsibility for mistakes in carrying out a controversial law enforcement operation in Arizona that resulted in high-powered weapons flowing into Mexico.Read More »
Arizona’s dream of sealing its border with Mexico is off to a fairly impressive start.
Within 24 hours, more than $58,000 in donations poured in through a web portal that was launched as a state law authorizing Arizona to build and maintain a fence on its border with Mexico became law this week.
Arizona launched a website Wednesday to accept donations to pay for fencing along the Mexico border, and a supporter says the $3.8 million people donated to defend the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law could be just a taste of what to expect.Read More »
The Obama Administration is keeping the National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border for at least another three months where the soldiers support the Border Patrol by watching for people sneaking across the border.Read More »
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce laid out a coordinated border plan Wednesday that calls for combined improvements in infrastructure, security, immigration policies and trade, instead of the current piecemeal approach.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances and exclamations.Read More »
Singer Lady Gaga says she doesn't agree with Arizona's tough immigration law and wrote the song "Americano" as a response to it.Read More »
Like a fancy new car that just sits in the garage because the owner can’t afford to pay the insurance, cash-strapped Arizona may not have many opportunities to use two border security measures the Legislature passed.
Senate Bill 1495 authorizes the governor to establish the Arizona State Guard, which would be independent from the Arizona National Guard and under the exclusive control of the state, for any reason. And SB1406 gives a border security committee the green light to raise private funds to build a fence along the border.
The Arizona House passed a bill allowing the state to compact with other states for the construction of a fence along the U.S-Mexico border.Read More »
The Arizona House has approved a bill that would give the governor more authority to use a state military force aside from the National Guard.Read More »