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What was once looked at as a charming Hispanic heritage has became a battle ground between some Mexican-Americans and political groups in a Sun Belt city in Arizona. As that ethnic population has increased, the undercurrent divisions in Tucson have surfaced and grown. Recent elections have done little to calm the environment. Could the 2012 election bring representatives that recognize what the dissention is doing to the city and bring all sides together?
Added by Martha R Gore on February 8, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments
On May 26, 2011 the Supreme Court of the United States sustained the law that penalizes businesses for hiring illegal immigrants. In a ruling that will affect Tucson as well as the State of Arizona, the Court rejected the arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.
This means that the state has the authority to impose sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized workers.
Added by Martha R Gore on May 26, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
The Wall Street Journal reported on the separatist movement in Tucson, Pima County that is made up of those who want to withdraw from Arizona to form their own state. It would become the 51st state in the US.
Supporters want to make their own decisions without the friction that now takes place between them and the more conservative rest of the State, especially in Maricopa County.
Tucson and Pima County have been left out of funding to fight border crime by the Arizona Senate.
The first $1.6 million allotted will go to Maricopa County. The money is designated for a sheriff in a county with three million people. The next county to be funded will be Pinal County. Anything left over from the fund may be given to other counties.Some believe that being eliminated from the list of counties to be funded is because… Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on March 20, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
Does it have anything to do with the different political climates? One major difference between the Tucson area and the Phoenix area is that politically Tucson leans toward the left and Phoenix generally leans to the right.
Added by Martha R Gore on March 19, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments
controversy between him…Continue
Added by Martha R Gore on February 7, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments