Legislative update on immigration

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In our weekly legislative update, we heard more about immigration policies.

The discussion focused on HCR 2060, also known as the “Secure the Border Act,” which would empower state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws.

Arizona Senate Republicans expect the Secure the Border Act measure to pass with only GOP votes, bypassing the need for a signature by Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs, by sending it to the 2024 ballot.

Republicans say they want it for two reasons: Concern over the Biden administration’s border policies that have allowed millions of migrants to enter the country in the past three years and to help gain political support amid criticism of their abortion policies.

We were joined by Mary Jo Pitzl, a journalist with “The Arizona Republic” and azcentral.com.

Mary Jo Pitzl, journalist, "The Arizona Republic" and azcentral.com

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