Arizona Lawmakers want Grand Canyon State to caution tourists against going to Mexico

Posted on March 8, 2012 • Filed under: Mexico, Tourist Warning

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – The U.S. Department of State has issued countless warnings to travelers on their way around Mexico. Now, Arizona lawmakers want the Grand Canyon State to be able to do the same for those on the move and living in Southern Arizona. Border communities say that would harm their economies, tourism and relations with Mexico. The proposed law would designate a zone in Southern Arizona reaching 62 miles (about 100 even kilometers) north of the Mexican border. Inside that area, the bill proposes: “The (state’s Homeland Security) director shall monitor information from any international, federal or state source and determine if the information contains any type of warning about dangerous conditions in regard to illegal immigration activities, within the Arizona-Mexico border area.” Read article

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