-Key obstacles stand in way of state border fence
Tue, Aug 16, 2011Immigration
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.

Tags: Arizona, Border fence, oint Border Security Advisory Committee

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-Fence fundraising: Maricopa resident Smith driving force of border
Fri, Jul 29, 2011Immigration
CASA GRANDE — Arizona launched a fundraising website last week to build fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, a newly authorized project that supporters said is needed to close gaps exploited by smugglers and illegal immigrants.

Tags: Arizona, LD23, Steve Smith, Border fence

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Proposal would let state build border fence with donations
Sat, Feb 12, 2011AZ Legislature
Arizona Daily StarHoward Fischer Capitol Media ServicesPHOENIX - Saying the state can't depend on the federal government, a Senate panel on Thursday voted to let the governor start taking donations to build a border fence.The proposal by Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, allows for construction of a new barrier on private Read More

Tags: Border fence, Privatize border, Immigration

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Border fence to cost $6.5B over 20 years
Fri, Sep 18, 2009Immigration
Arizona RepublicAssociated PressWASHINGTON - It will cost taxpayers $6.5 billion over the next 20 years to maintain the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a government audit.But as the Obama administration realizes the long-term costs of the border fence, it does not have a way to evaluate whether this Read More

Tags: U.S. Border Fence, Arizona, Illegal immigration, Border patrol

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Mexico's drug war
Fri, Jul 17, 2009Security
Casa Grande DispatchBy Arthur H. Rotstein, Associated Press WriterNOGALES - Ongoing concerns that drug-related violence in Mexico poses a threat to American communities remain the Obama administration's border focus, the federal government's border czar said Wednesday.Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin, who visited Arizona's busiest commercial port here Read More

Tags: Mexican Border, Drug-related violence, Department of Homeland Security, Alan Bersin, Border fence

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