A report by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says this year's influx of Central American migrants has begun to decline, but it calls on Congress for support in keeping the crisis in check.
It's "Candidates Day" at North Scottsdale Christian, a conservative, non-denominational place of worship just north of Pima Road and Dynamite Boulevard, where about 60 Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates have assembled on a recent Sunday to introduce themselves. The politicians are a ... More >>
Reports of hundreds of migrants being flown to Phoenix and released at a bus station are missing half the story -- these women and children are seeking asylum in the United States.The people being released are doing so under what's called humanitarian parole, allowing them to stay in the United Stat ... More >>
In Arizona, 21 percent of the people receiving health insurance through the exchange established by Obamacare are children.That's easily the nation's highest proportion of children getting insured through Obamacare, and on its face, it seems like a good thing -- kids are getting insured in a state w ... More >>
Arizona still has the third-highest rate of uninsured children in the nation.However, that rate is dropping, and a report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides some insight into what type of kids are getting insured.
It's been said that the most important demographic group for the success of Obamacare is the "young invincibles" -- healthy young adults.And there's no state with a smaller proportion of young people buying health insurance through the Obamacare exchange than Arizona.
More than 2,800 Arizonans picked out a health insurance plan last month through the federal marketplace established by Obamacare.In October, the first month the marketplace became available, just 739 Arizonans picked a plan, although well-publicized troubles with the healthcare.gov website kept peop ... More >>
Senator Jeff Flake thinks the public should know how many people have enrolled in the health insurance marketplaces created by Obamacare.Flake released a letter he sent to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asking for reports on enrollment in the federal and state-run exchanges.
Some congressional Republicans think U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seems to have a lot of reasons to delay testifying before Congress on problems with the healthcare.gov website.Republican Congressman David Schweikert suggests Sebelius answer some questions during her vi ... More >>
Even though our border is, by all measurements of the word, more secure today than it has been in the past four decades, politicians still argue that it isn't secure enough. A new study postulates that there is no such thing as a "secure" border, because the definition of what that means has yet to ... More >>
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Arizona's law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional, citing just about every Supreme Court case on the subject since Roe v. Wade."The 20-week law is [an] unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court authority, begin ... More >>
An outline of the immigration bill formed by the so-called "Gang of Eight" -- which includes Arizona's Republican Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake -- has been released.There's a whole lot of stuff in this outline, including some of the more specific details on immigration law, but it includes se ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is gettin' real popular with some in the pro-immigration reform crowd. Never mind that he collaborates with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in prosecuting undocumented workers, while ignoring those who hire them. See also: -Bill Montgomery's Victims Rot in Jail, While A ... More >>
According to poll results released yesterday by Rasmussen Reports, 11 percent of U.S. voters think that "people who want to secure the border and prevent illegal immigration" are racist.An additional 22 percent said they didn't know if these people are racist.See also:-Poll: One-Third of Voters Not ... More >>
Good news for people who talk up their desire for the country to "secure the border" and try to prevent illegal immigration -- most American voters don't think you're racist.The problem is, according to poll results, that still leaves one-third of American voters who still think you might be racist.
Can Governor Jan Brewer read? The statement from her office on the immigration reform plan released today by U.S. Senator John McCain and his colleagues makes me think not. Though that's no big surprise. See also: -Jan Brewer "Kinder, Gentler" on Immigration? Republic Dons Kneepads for Governor ... More >>
Arizona's anti-immigration laws and policies were center stage during part of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. President Barack Obama criticized Governor Mitt Romney for pledging to veto the DREAM Act and saying that "self deportation" was his plan to address the mi ... More >>
Religion has played an increasingly dominant -- and sometimes volatile -- role in politics in recent years. But what happens when religious beliefs conflict with a political party's platform? Or when voters have to square conflicting beliefs within their own church? In this week's feature story, M ... More >>
See also SB 1070: Supreme Court Upholds "Papers Please" Section, Invalidates OthersSee also Brewer Declares "Victory" as Court Tosses Unconstitutional SB 1070 ProvisionsSee also Babeu Turns Distortion of Truth Into an Art FormSee also Babeu Calls Obama's DREAM Act Policy "Shocking" Pinal Coun ... More >>
Republican Congressman-turned-lobbyist-turned-congressional candidate Matt Salmon promises he'll "join the fight to repeal Obamacare" if he's elected to Congress this fall.If you ask his primary opponent in the state's Fifth Congressional District, former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams, Salmon alr ... More >>
Everyone was watching the big moment this morning, awaiting the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Obamacare... and CNN blew it. The flub started as veteran newscaster Wolf Blitzer breathlessly announces that reporter Kate Balduan has some news from the steps of the courthouse. Then&nbs ... More >>
Republican state Senator Nancy Barto is the chairman of the Senate Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee, which would make you think Barto knows a thing or two about how health care works.After taking a look at her comments on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection ... More >>
It can only be described as a massive violation of human rights, what this country has done to deny a future to an entire generation of individuals, who for all intents and purposes are Americans.I'm talking about the hundreds of thousands of bright, undocumented youth who would qualify for a pathwa ... More >>
If you trust public-opinion polling, then Arizonans aren't the hard-asses about illegal immigration that they're portrayed to be.According to a new poll from the Merrill/Morrison Institute -- which found earlier in the week that the race between President Obama and eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney i ... More >>
For once, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he shouldn't be the center of attention.Six young people -- the oldest 23 years old -- were arrested by Phoenix police Tuesday during a protest at Trevor Browne High School, rallying against Arpaio's methods of immigration enforcement.To those six ... More >>
The Phoenix human rights group Puente is planning a press conference and rally for Friday March 9, to protest the Phoenix Police Department's current operations order on immigration enforcement, which allows crime victims and witnesses to be questioned about their immigration status.The operations o ... More >>
New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer sent a letter to Governor Jan Brewer yesterday, asking her to give testimony before his Senate Subcommittee on Immigration about Senate Bill 1070.According to a release from Schumer's office, the point of Brewer's testimony would be "to hear whether she ... More >>
www.allvoices.comIf you didn't get an O-boner from President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night, you probably didn't watch it.Per usual, the president killed it -- the man's got a gift for gab.Unfortunately, talking about doing things doesn't get things done.For example: his comm ... More >>
James KingWil Cardon trails Congressman Jeff Flake and "some other candidate" in the GOP Senate primary.If you happen to be someone other than Mesa businessman Wil Cardon, you probably would beat Cardon in the GOP Senate primary, according to a recently released poll.Cardon, who is running to rep ... More >>
James KingWil Cardon supported Jeff Flake -- until Flake started agreeing with him, that is.Senate candidate Wil Cardon apparently didn't get the message when ousted Senate President Russell Pearce got a voter-assisted boot from office last week.Pearce's historic downfall -- combined with a recen ... More >>
Coed MagazineJoe Arpaio is NOT one of them.Michael Coleman, the mayor of Columbus, Ohio, is still boycotting Arizona because of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law -- according to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, that is (we've got a call into to Coleman's office to verify -- stay ... More >>
The "Dream" came true for illegal immigrants in California over the weekend -- Governor Jerry Brown signed a version of the controversial Dream Act into California law Saturday. Now, local TV news station KPHO is suggesting the "Dream" may be coming to Arizona (insert Wayne Campbell's "Shyeah...a ... More >>
President Barack Obama today told a representative of a national Latino group that Arizona's is not the model the rest of the country should mirror when it comes to handling illegal immigration.Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded by issuing a press release saying that not only are his me ... More >>
Image: www.freedombunker.comObama's health care plan received a major blow today as it's requirement to force Americans to buy insurance was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Governor Jan Brewer called today's appeals court shoot-down of Obama's mandatory health care plan a "majo ... More >>
Angelica Hernandez being recognized by U.S. Senator from Illinois Dick DurbinOn Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held its first DREAM Act hearing since the legislation was first proposed a decade ago. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, announced the hearing last week. Durbin ... More >>
U.S. Senator from New Jersey Bob Menendez, who introduced immigration legislation in Congress today The United States Senate is at it again with immigration reform legislation, but Republicans are still unwilling to join the effort.Today, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, introduc ... More >>
White House Left, right, or center: Don't hold your breath waiting for "immigration reform."President Barack Obama is hosting a meeting to outline his views on immigration reform this afternoon with top cabinet officials and national politicians, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloo ... More >>
Prerna Lal received deportation notice as Obama insists his administration isn't deporting talented young folk.Twenty-two United States Senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama late last week asking him to stop deporting undocumented youth who might be eligible for the federal DREAM Act, ... More >>
James KingBen Quayle did not accept government funded health care, despite what Congressional Democrats might have told you.The egg is on the face of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this morning for calling Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle a "hypocrite" for accepting government fund ... More >>
Brewer and Obama meeting at The White House earlier this month.As you are probably aware, President Barack Obama penciled in Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in for a little face-time earlier this month so the two could discuss Arizona's controversial, new immigration law.Obama had originally not agre ... More >>