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    Heritage Fellow At The Border: On Guard

    With a couple of hundred deputies, the Pima County Sheriffs office has to police most of the county and safeguard almost half of its population (about a half-a-million people). Ask them what the biggest help has been in dealing with border crime, and Bureau Chief George Heaney, a long-time veteran … More

    Heritage Fellow At The Border: Wake-Up Call

    In 2007, a group of bandits looking to hijack a competitor’s drug load mistakenly opened fire on 23 illegal immigrants, including three small children, hidden in a pickup. The assailants had been camping out in a remote desert area for several days waiting to seize a drug load coming across … More

    Heritage Fellow On the Front Lines

    Heritage senior fellow James Carafano recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border and filed a series of reports which will be featured here throughout the week. What goes on across the border matters to the Pima County Sheriff Department. Any of the smuggling cartel war that spills over the border falls … More

    Heritage Fellow Patrols the Border

    Heritage senior fellow James Carafano recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border and filed a series of reports which will be featured here throughout the week. It is the fastest growing county in Arizona, with a population of over a million. Pima County’s other mark of distinction is that has more … More

    Crossing Future Borders

    TUCSON, Ariz–Finishing my visit to the border back at Nogales, Ariz., the busiest port of entry in the state, it is easy to see the biggest future enemy to border security—growth. The biggest problem in Nogales is that the cities on both side and cross-border trade exploded at the same … More

    A New Policy to Promote School Choice

    In a new report published today by the Goldwater Institute, Heritage education analyst Dan Lips proposed a new tax break for education savings accounts. Arizona is one of more than 30 states that offer a state income tax deduction (or credit) for contributions made into state-sponsored 529 college savings plans. … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Glenn Hamer who examines the benefits of trade with Colombia for Arizona but first notes: “Things are upside down in this country when the U.S. aids Hugo Chavez and hurts a Latin … More