Arizona wants new border intelligence center - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Arizona wants new border intelligence center

Posted: Updated:
  • ImmigrationMore>>

  • Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
    Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico.
  • Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

    Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:49:37 GMT
    A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate.
    A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central...

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona lawmakers want to erect a new border intelligence center in the state's latest foray into the national immigration debate.

A House committee advanced a bill Wednesday that seeks to establish a joint operations intelligence unit to coordinate state and federal law enforcement agencies working along the border.

The center would work closely with U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials.

Proponents say they want to create a drug-free zone along the border that would also target human trafficking.

They say the center would be based on the Rangers, the top criminal investigators in Texas. Texas recently sent small teams of Rangers to remote border locations to deter drug traffickers.

Arizona already has an illegal immigration prevention team that assists in crimes associated with human smuggling.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices