"Arizona officials pleaded this morning with members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to beef up security along the Mexico border to curb drug cartel violence that some fear has already seeped into U.S. cities.

Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard offered testimony and faced questions as part of the first panel of the day, while Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris joined other local law enforcement leaders in explaining the impact of the violence on Arizona communities."

Michael Ferraresi and Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic, 20 April 2009

Illegal Immigration

Updated: Wed, Apr 29th 2009 @ 3:27pm EDT