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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Tracking Tucson-Phoenix passenger rail

Attorney John Munger, state Sen. Linda Lopez, Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans, former Pima County Democratic Party chairman Paul Eckerstrom... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Wildcat football preview

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster contributor on Washington and governmental affairs, offered some insights into the immigration debate. Shelly Fishman, certified financial planner, ahd the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Plus, Megan Jasper of Gadabout Salon Spas, and Anthony Gimino of TucsonCitizen.com talks about the top 50 Wildcat football players of all time.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The future of rail between Tucson and Phoenix

Developer Richard Studwell, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, state Sen. Steve Farley, talk show host Emil Franzi, and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Will McSally run again?

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, petition organizer John Kromko, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Lea Marquez-Peterson, Republican candidate Martha McSally, and attorney Kory Langhoffer.... Read more»

League of nations lobbying immigration bill

Mexico and other Latin American nations may be the central players in the roiling, months-long congressional debate over how to legislate immigration reform. But a little-known cast of organizations representing an array of ethnicities and nationalities are pressing the federal government on the issue, too.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Roadblocks to comprehensive immigration reform

An interview with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1). Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer at the Arizona Daily Star, and Mari Herreras, staff writer for the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

House leaders reject Senate immigration bill

Advocates for immigration reform who balked at a U.S. Senate proposal that adopted a strict border enforcement amendment might soon realize it was the best chance they were going to get. On Wednesday a group of key House Republicans said in a brief statement that they will not support the Senate’s measure, opting instead for a series of fixes to what the group calls the country’s broken system.... Read more»

Dems push as GOP weighs next steps on immigration reform

House Republican leaders reaffirmed their stance Wednesday against a comprehensive immigration reform bill like the one passed last month by the Senate, insisting that they will focus on smaller, separate measures instead.... Read more»1

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: City Council meeting recap

Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik.... Read more»

Concerns raised on immigration bill and asylum seekers

Christian Chaidez, 30, fled to the U.S. from Mexico in 2011. He and his mother are two of the last of their family members standing. Ten of their relatives, small-business owners including Chaidez’s father and grandmother, were murdered for refusing to pay extortion to gangs during the height of Juarez’s brutal drug war.... Read more»

Video: Busted in Texas

As Congress looks to significantly boost funding for the U.S. Border Patrol as part of a new immigration bill, we investigated the impact of the police buildup at a West Texas checkpoint. The Sierra Blanca checkpoint along Interstate 10 was set up to catch major traffickers and immigrants who entered the country illegally. But the checkpoint now busts thousands of unsuspecting Americans a year for low-level drug possession – including some famous musicians.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Border protection, at what cost?

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada on immigration reform and border security, plus Tucsonsentinel.com’s Dylan Smith, GOP state Rep. Ethan Orr, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, and attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Tucson activists: Immigration reform a 'jobs bill for the military'

Even as some advocates in Washington D.C. celebrated the U.S. Senate’s passage of an immigration reform bill, the inclusion of new security requirements has prompted activists in the borderlands to protest the bill’s passage. About 50 protestors gathered Thursday, calling it a “jobs bill for the military” and a “slap in the face” that will lead to an increase in civil rights abuses and more deaths along the border.... Read more»1

Senate passes immigration reform bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed its version of the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would pave the way for citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the country.... Read more»1

Mexico has something to say about U.S. fencing it off

After a long silence, Mexican officials are piping up about U.S. Congress’ immigration reform plan because, as they see it, border fences don’t work and crimp jobs and growth.... Read more»1

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