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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 14% of Adults think ita s a good idea for cities or states to join that boycott.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 14% of Adults think itís a good idea for cities or states to join that boycott. Ten percent (10%) donít care one way or the other, and nine percent (9%) more are undecided.
Forty percent (40%), in fact, say they would avoid doing business with any city or state that boycotts Arizona. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree and would continue to do business with boycotting cities or states. Seventeen percent (17%) arenít sure.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters nationwide favor passage of a law like Arizonaís in their own state. When asked specifically about the chief provision of the Arizona law, support is even higher. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters believe a police officer should be required to check the immigration status of anyone stopped for a traffic violation or violation of some other law if he suspects the person might be an illegal immigrant.
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is asking President Barack Obama to reallocate National Guard helicopters from other states to help Arizona secure its border with Mexico.
In a May 20 letter, released by Brewer's office on Friday, the governor asks the federal government to reallocate some of the nation's network of OH-58 Kiowa helicopters to Arizona for use in border missions.
The state has 13 such helicopters, but nine are dedicated to training missions, leaving four to support law-enforcement efforts. According to a distribution map provided by Brewer's office, the federal government has 158 helicopters scattered in all but a handful of states. Brewer wants some of those aircraft moved to Arizona.
The OH-58 Kiowa is a single-engine, single-rotor aircraft used primarily for armed reconnaissance in support of ground troops, according to the Bell Helicopter Web site. "An Arizona OH-58 fleet of 8-10 dedicated aircraft would enable us to double our border coverage to 2,000 hours per year," the letter states. "To be effective, these additional aircraft must be equipped for day and night operations."
Twelve suspected undocumented immigrants were arrested after a pickup carrying 13 people, including six found hiding in the truck's bed, was pulled over on Interstate 17 in northern Arizona, authorities said.
The driver, who told Yavapai County deputies that he did not have a license and could not speak English well, fled across freeway lanes as the truck was searched Wednesday afternoon south of Cordes Junction, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
The driver, who identified himself as Francisco Mateo-Sanchez, 21, has not yet been found.
The truck with a fully enclosed bed was stopped because of issues with the vehicle registration as well as a possible equipment violation, D'Evelyn said.
Six people were found under the bed cover, which was apparently propped open with a couple of bricks and held down by a belt.
Deputies contacted officials from Immigrations and Custom Enforcement, who determined that all of the occupants, including three juveniles, were in the country illegally, D'Evelyn said.