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How will we know Arizona border is ‘secure’?
Fri, Feb 1, 2013Immigration
As Congress moves to tackle meaningful immigration reform this year, one of the obstacles may be determining when the border between the U.S. and Mexico can be declared secure.For years, even as border enforcement increased dramatically, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and other critics charged that the federal government doesn’t do Read More

Tags: Arizona, Border Security, Immigration reform, U.S. Congress

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-Tucson Sector arrests at border fall 40 percent last year
Sat, Nov 5, 2011Immigration
NOGALES - The number of illegal immigrants arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector fell by more than 40 percent last year, a significant drop that indicates illegal immigration has slowed considerably in Arizona.

Tags: Janet Napolitano, Tucson, Border security, John McCain

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-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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-Border safer than ever
Sat, Aug 6, 2011Immigration
WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico border is safer than it ever has been, but Arizona will remain the most-active region for border crossing even as apprehensions continue to drop, according to a report released Thursday.

Tags: Arizona, Jeff Flake, Border security

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Napolitano: 'This is a civilian border'
Sat, Sep 18, 2010Security
POLITICO.COMBy Josh Gerstein Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday warned against militarizing the U.S.-Mexico border and insisted that, despite a public outcry over illegal immigration and violence in the area, security along the nearly 2000-mile-long dividing line with Mexico is actually improving."This is a civilian border," Napolitano said during Read More

Tags: Homeland security, Janet Napolitano, Border security

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Goddard to Congress: Do more to combat smugglers
Fri, Jul 23, 2010Security
Arizona Republic Washington Bureauby Erin KellyWASHINGTON - Federal efforts to secure the Southwest border have failed to focus enough attention on catching the ruthless human traffickers who smuggle illegal immigrants into the country, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard told a key House panel Thursday.Goddard, testifying before the House Homeland Security Read More

Tags: Border Security, Arizona, Terry Goddard

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Border issue no longer a bright political divide
Sun, Jul 4, 2010Immigration
Arizona Daily StarBy Tim Steller Fewer people are crossing Arizona's border from Mexico.Fewer "criminal aliens" are being sent to Arizona's prisons.More officers are patrolling Arizona's southern frontier.The number of illegal immigrants in Arizona has declined by 100,000 or more.Yet border security and illegal immigration are the hottest topic in Arizona's politics Read More

Tags: Terry Goddard, Barack Obama, Mexico, Border security, Comprehensive immigration reform, Jan Brewer

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Obama to Send Up to 1,200 Troops to Border
Wed, May 26, 2010Immigration
New York TimesBy Randal C. ArchiboldLOS ANGELES — President Obama will send up to 1,200 National Guard troops to the Southwest border and seek increased spending on law enforcement there to combat drug smuggling after demands from Republican and Democratic lawmakers that border security be tightened.

Tags: Barack Obama, National Guard, Border Security, Arizona, Gabriel Giffords, Terry Goddard

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Florence needs to know who's passing through
Fri, Jul 17, 2009Pinal County
Florence ReminderBy Staff ReportsArizona 79, going directly through Florence, is a favorite route for illegal aliens headed to the Valley - which is a major reason why Florence Police Chief Bob Ingulli is interested in participating in the federal 287(g) program.Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced major Read More

Tags: Florence, Border Security, 287(g), Border Enforcement and Security Task Force, BEST, Bob Ingulli

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Gun flow south is a crisis for two nations
Thu, Jun 18, 2009Security
Los Angeles TimesBy Josh MeyerReporting from Washington -- The United States lacks a coordinated strategy to stem the flow of weapons smuggled across its southern border, a failure that has fueled the rise of powerful criminal cartels and violence in Mexico, a government watchdog agency report has found.The report by Read More

Tags: Border security, Weapons smuggling, Mexican border, Government Accountability Office

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