Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce and his opponent in a recall election met in their first debate Thursday, sparring over illegal immigration and its financial impact on education and businesses.Read More »
A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would waive environmental regulations for Border Patrol activities within 100 miles of any U.S. border.Read More »
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is canceling her plans to attend a border governors meeting in Mexico this week.Read More »
A year after canceling a scheduled meeting in Arizona because of a boycott, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer plans to attend this year's meeting in Mexico of governors of U.S. and Mexican border states.Read More »
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann lauded Arizona's illegal immigration stance today and said she will be back “many, many times” as she campaigns for the state’s Feb. 28 presidential primary.Read More »
The total cost to defend three border activists ultimately convicted of killing a southern Arizona man and his young daughter in a 2009 home invasion was more than $951,000, making it one of the costliest in Pima County's history.Read More »
In the extraordinary battle to keep his legislative seat, Arizona’s most hawkish proponent of strict enforcement of illegal immigration laws is, incredibly, mostly muted on the subject.
Since a recall election against him was certified last month, Senate President Russell Pearce has passed on the opportunity to weigh in on major developments in the immigration front.
And for a man who is often quick to label his enemies as part of the “open border” and “cheap labor” crowd, Pearce has yet to tar his most serious challenger, Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis.