NOGALES, Ariz. — More technology and better coordination among agencies might be what it takes to secure the U.S.-Mexico border enough to offer a path to citizenship to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, a group of senators said.
The release of illegal immigrants from detention in anticipation of budget cuts created a new hurdle for the new-found momentum for comprehensive immigration reform, politicians on both sides of the aisle say.
The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge would be either just east of the pipeline's route to Mexico or bisected by it. Refuge officials, however, say going through it would be too disruptive to wildlife, including the endangered masked bobwhite quail.
Pima County and Border Patrol officials, among others, want the proposed pipeline to run next to Arizona 286 through the refuge.
Kinder Morgan has applied to build a new natural gas pipeline just west of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge boundary - a decision that is pitting county, state and federal officials in a dispute over where it should go.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva pointed to new research about the impacts of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in Arizona to say the programs shouldn't be on the table in debates about deficit reduction and the debt ceiling.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, second from the right, laughs during the Ward 6 "Roast" Monday. Others onstage included U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, right, Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, third from right, and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.
A full house of spectators came to watch speakers address a variety of issues, from gun control to road repairs, during the Ward 6 "Roast" at the Loft Cinema. Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik organized Monday's event.
Former state Sen. Frank Antenori videotapes the proceedings during the "Roast" on Monday.
Despite a few catcalls and jeers, an audience of nearly 400 mostly abided by calls for a civil discussion at City Councilman Steve Kozachik's Ward 6 "Roast" Monday night at the Loft Cinema.
Arizona’s U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called “fiscal cliff agreement.
What started out as an opportunity for residents to spend Monday evening with local politicians in a lighthearted atmosphere took on a more sinister tone recently.
The atmosphere in Congress has changed, Barber and Grijalva say.
A southern Arizona tribe can determine its own membership under a bill approved in the U.S. Senate this week.
A coalition of 238 environmental, ethnic and other groups sent a letter to President Obama Monday recommending Rep. Raúl Grijalva as the next interior secretary.
Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik said politicians from both parties made promises after the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings to set partisanship aside and work together on the region's issues.
Re-election earned Rep. Raúl Grijalva privileges like long plane rides and endless debates but apparently also won him super powers to control the stock market.
Tucson is stepping into the tomato imbroglio.