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A Border Project Faces Accusations of Lobbying Pressure and Wasted Moneynew

According to some critics, the push for consolidating services at the Nogales port comes from the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, a powerful trade group representing 125 produce dealers, brokers and distributors who import Mexican fruits and vegetables. Big money is at stake: In Nogales, produce has grown into a $2 billion industry.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  10-07-2009  |  Immigration

Janet Napolitano Pulls a Switcheroo on the Pro-Immigrant Crowdnew

You'd have to mine Davy Jones' locker to discover the true depth of Napolitano's duplicity over the federal government's 287(g) program, the new rules for which were announced with great fanfare by the Department of Homeland Security two weeks ago.
Phoenix New Times  |  Stephen Lemons  |  07-28-2009  |  Immigration

Can Janet Napolitano Stop the Border-Fence Boondoggle?new

We talk to border residents and lay bare the private contracts that have soaked up alarming amounts of government money, much of it wasted.
The Texas Observer  |  Melissa del Bosque  |  02-18-2009  |  Immigration

What Changes Will Obama Bring to the Border?new

As administrations change, many wonder whether a corresponding shift will occur within the Department of Homeland Security. There's plenty of speculation about whether that department's likely new leader, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, will pursue a change in border policy.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  01-15-2009  |  Environment

Arizona Leaders Dish Up a Homeland Security Wish Listnew

Many wonder whether even the politically facile Janet Napolitano can master the bureaucratic beast known as DHS.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  01-15-2009  |  Immigration

Janet Napolitano: A Terrible Choice to Head DHSnew

Consorting with anti-immigrant enforcers, indulging rank opportunism, and adhering to failed policies seem an unlikely recipe for change we can believe in.
Phoenix New Times  |  Michael Lacey  |  12-01-2008  |  Commentary

Arizona Pols Play Politics with the State's Disabled Studentsnew

Governor Janet Napolitano signed off on scholarships for disabled and foster kids -- only to give them the ax two years later.
Phoenix New Times  |  Sarah Fenske  |  07-22-2008  |  Education

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