Gov. Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency retroactive to May 29 in Apache and Greenlee Counties in response to the Wallow Fire.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.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill creating a state militia that she could deploy at any time, and for any reason.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked President Barack Obama to extend the National Guard's stay at the state's border with Mexico instead of ending the deployment in two months.Read More »
Members of an Arizona National Guard air ambulance unit are deploying to Afghanistan.Read More »
A special committee of the Arizona Legislature devoted to examining security along the state's border with Mexico will hold its first meeting Wednesday.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 »
Providing Arizona’s governor with an armed force that operates separately from the National Guard — and thus from federal control — is vital to the state’s continuing defense, some Republican lawmakers insist.Read More »
Sen. Jack Harper, a Republican from Surprise, said he plans to introduce legislation next year that would create a government-sanctioned militia that would be allowed to patrol the border to observe illegal activity and report it to enforcement authorities.Read More »
Ariz. Jan Brewer isn't taking action Thursday on a controversial immigration enforcement bill but she will be announcing a border security plan.Read More »