A committee that is raising money to build a new fence on the Arizona-Mexico border will face a crippling reality check when it comes to the two things it needs most — money and land.Read More »
A new law aimed at giving Arizona the power to wrest control of millions of acres from the federal government may end up as nothing more than a sharply worded message — and an ineffective one at that.Read More »
Sen. Al Melvin has a vision for the Arizona State Guard: Model it after Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s posse and use it to fight crime on the border.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 »
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 »
National Guard troops set up along the Arizona border will leave as planned the second week of June. Arizona National Guard Adjutant General Hugo Salazar says the mission along the southwestern border has gone well and troops helped the Department of Homeland Security watch the border while gathering intelligence against criminal cartels.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a bill to increase the state’s border security, as representatives continue shaking their fists at Washington, D.C.Read More »