ICYMI: Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

ICYMI: Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

The crime rate among illegal immigrants in Arizona is twice that of other residents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, citing a new report based on conviction data. The report, from the Crime Prevention Research Center, used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between […]

Nogales CBP Officers seize over $306K in drugs

Nogales CBP Officers seize over $306K in drugs

By SoAzNewsX Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended two U.S. citizens and one Mexican National during separate incidents involving attempts to smuggle 102 pounds methamphetamine (meth), according to a news release. Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing late Friday referred a 49-year-old U.S. citizen for a secondary inspection of […]

Border Patrol agents thwart two drug smuggling attempts; arrest 10

Border Patrol agents thwart two drug smuggling attempts; arrest 10

By SoAzNewsX Border Patrol agents from Wellton Station’s Target Enforcement Unit arrested two groups of illegal aliens, and seized nearly 350 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, according to a news release. In the first incident on Friday, agents tracked a group of five individuals to a location southwest of […]

Powerful Republican committee wants vote on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s conservative DACA bill

Powerful Republican committee wants vote on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s conservative DACA bill

An influential caucus of conservative Republicans is pushing House Speaker Paul Ryan to hold a vote on an immigration reform bill that has emerged as a White House favorite. The 150-member Republican Study Committee announced Tuesday that it endorses the Securing America’s Future Act, which gives legal status to certain younger illegal immigrants in exchange […]

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

By Fortesa Latifi and Eric Jakows / Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday called a special legislative session to battle the opioid epidemic in Arizona, asking lawmakers to fund and expand healthcare. The governor, under what he calls the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, is asking lawmakers to dedicate $10 million to improving health care access for […]

Two U.S. citizens caught smuggling marijuana into U.S.

Two U.S. citizens caught smuggling marijuana into U.S.

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 58-year-old Arizona man and his 54-year-old female passenger Monday evening after finding marijuana inside their vehicle. Officers referred the California man’s vehicle to secondary inspection after the pair applied to return to the United States from Mexico. A CBP canine […]

Kino’s Gem & Mineral Show opens Jan. 26

Kino’s Gem & Mineral Show opens Jan. 26

By SoAzNewsX The Kino Gem and Mineral Show, which is one of the largest in Pima County, returns to Kino Sports Complex Jan. 26 – Feb. 11. The show features more than 220 exhibitors displaying unique wares, such as rough rocks and gemstones from around the world including rough or polished stones, minerals, fossils, geodes, and other […]

‘NeverTrump’ Sen. Flake likens president to Stalin

‘NeverTrump’ Sen. Flake likens president to Stalin

Remarks echoed inside a nearly empty Senate Chamber… Jeff Flake/IMAGE: YouTube (Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) Soon-retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake took time to attack Donald Trump on Wednesday over the President’s ongoing efforts to expose “fake news.” In his poorly attended Senate floor speech, Flake likened Trump’s attacks on the media to statements of notorious […]