Border tear gas incident renews wall debate, but little change expected
WASHINGTON - Arizona Republicans backed President Donald Trump's renewed demands for border wall funding after migrants were tear gassed as they tried to rush the border near Tijuana, but experts don't think Congress will OK funding in its remaining few weeks, or shutdown government over the issue.
Kyl presses Nielsen on weekend release of migrant families from custody
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, acknowledged the "enormous strain" that border officials are under, but still pressed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for answers after the release of hundreds of migrant families in southern Arizona this weekend.
Pinal sheriff joins GOP lawmakers, White House meeting on border issues
WASHINGTON - Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told a Washington audience that sheriffs see the problems that come with illegal immigration firsthand and that, as a result, they "want to be part of the solution."
Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain
WASHINGTON - As senators delivered glowing tributes to John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had "had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time," but McCain could work with those same people the next day. It was one of a number of remembrances this week by senators, some tearful, of the Arizona icon.
Arizona business leader hopeful as U.S., Mexico agree on NAFTA update
WASHINGTON - Few details were released, but one Arizona business leader said the mere fact that the U.S. and Mexico unveiled a trade agreement Monday should "calm concerns" over the future of NAFTA after President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a tentative deal.
Ducey, Arizona sheriffs join White House event defending ICE agents
WASHINGTON - Gov. Doug Ducey joined a handful of state and local officials at a White House event praising border officers for putting their lives on the line to defend residents of Arizona, at a time when critics of the Trump administration's border policies are calling for the abolition of ICE.
Rise in rabies cases expected to continue as summer heats up in Arizona
Rabies cases in Arizona have risen sharply this year compared to the same time last year, and state health officials said the problem is only likely to get worse as the weather heats up.
DHS secretary visits Nogales, says undocumented children aren’t lost, ‘they don’t want to be found’
The 1,475 undocumented children reportedly lost in the federal system “are not lost,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters “they just don’t want to be found.”
Study puts Hurricane Maria’s death toll at more than 4,600; some residents still struggle with power
At approximately 6:15am Hurricane Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico as a strong category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155mph.
Puerto Rico school turns adversity into strength after Hurricane Maria
The principal, teachers and parents at a Puerto Rico school rebuilt after Hurricane Maria left behind a field of fallen trees, mounds of mud, flooded classrooms and torn electrical wires.