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Arizona House OKs Warnings for Travel "North of Mexican Border"

Area within 62 miles (100km) would be watched for danger from illegal immigration.


PHOENIX - Arizonans used to getting travel warnings about Rocky Point and Guaymas may soon be hearing advisories about Green Valley and Bisbee.

On a voice vote Friday, the state House approved legislation to have the head of the state Department of Homeland Security monitor intelligence from various sources to determine if they indicate "any type of warning about dangerous conditions in regard to illegal immigration activities."

It allows the director to put out that information "in a manner that will immediately warn the public of the danger." That can include not only telling the local media but everything from Facebook and Twitter to direct emails to those who have asked to be notified.

Despite the agency's statewide authority, HB 2586 says the potential danger zone where warnings will be sounded w
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Added: Mar-25-2012 Occurred On: Mar-3-2012
By: Arizona_Patriot
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Tags: Arizona, House, OK's, Warnings, for, Travel, North, of, Mexican, Border, Secure, Our, Border,
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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