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Zuckerberg-backed group spins on immigration

A group with ties to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hijacks the credibility of news organizations in a misleading ad that supports a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill. The ad, featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, attributes several quotes to media outlets, but the quotes come from opinion pieces written by backers of the immigration bill.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on vets, Evans on bombings

Interviews with Tucsoncitizen.com’s Mark B. Evans, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone, Tucson Hispanic Chamber President Lea Marquez Peterson, and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

Analysis

Obama's Mexico trip: What they probably won't say, but should

Analysis: Obama and Mexico’s Peña Nieto will play up the positives this week in Mexico. But what about the countries’ glaring drug war failures?... Read more»

Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago

Some of America’s best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from the underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros. As companies increasingly turn to temp workers to pack their products and stock their shelves, it’s the workers who pay the price.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Pima County wants to keep road-repair gas tax

Interviews with the PAG/RTA’s Jim DeGrood; state Rep. Bruce Wheeler (D-LD10); TucsonSentinel.com columnist Jimmy Zuma; Jesse Lugo, the former president of the Service Station Dealers of Arizona; Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes; and attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

Billions proposed for border security. Where would money go?

Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.... Read more»1

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J.C. Scott: Looking at PCC, TUSD, Sunnyside sup't

Interviews with Tucson Education Association President Frances Banales, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly writer Mari Herreras, Pima Community Collage Prof. David G. Iadevia, and former Sunnyside Governing Board Member Magdalena Barajas, plus Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Az officials bring case for immigration reform to Washington

A delegation of Arizona officials came to Washington to press for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the time to act is now while the nation is paying attention. “Congress is listening,” said one.... Read more»

Immigration bill criticized for going too far – or not far enough

Sponsors of a comprehensive immigration reform bill said no one would be happy with all parts of the bill and a hearing Monday seemed to bear that out, with some in the day-long session saying the bill goes to far and other saying it does not go far enough.... Read more»

Crash kills 5, injures 15 after Border Patrol chases SUV

Officials are working to determine the identities of those killed and injured when a SUV pursued by Border Patrol rolled over near Vail late Saturday night. Five passengers died at the scene of the accident and 15, including the driver, were being treated for minor to life-threatening injuries.... Read more»

Immigration bill would triple border-crossing prosecutions in Tucson

The comprehensive immigration reform bill unveiled in the Senate this week includes language calling for a tripling of the number of border-crossing prosecutions in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson sector.... Read more»

Border news roundup

Immigration bill released amid security, economic concerns

The Gang of Eight debuted their immigration reform bill; New York dairy farmers, religious leaders and tech industry leaders including Mark Zuckerberg weighed in on the debate; Mexico faces law enforcement challenges and business opportunities.... Read more»

‘Gang of 8′ touts immigration reform bill as best chance for change

A bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled an 800-page immigration reform bill Thursday, calling it a “fair, comprehensive and practical solution” to a difficult problem.... Read more»1

Bipartisan immigration bill introduced in Senate

A new bipartisan immigration bill has been unveiled by the U.S. Senate, which if passed into law would provide a legal path to immigration for millions of illegal immigrants formerly denied such an opportunity.... Read more»

Bill outline shows sweeping immigration overhaul

Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can start on a path toward citizenship, but only after significant border-security measures are met and they pay a hefty fine, according to an outline of the comprehensive immigration reform bill senators introduced this week.... Read more»

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