The 7th was profiled for part 47 of the
435 434 part series Better Know A District on May 24, 2007.
Mirages abound throughout the 7th, which shares 300 miles of godforsaken border hellscape with Mexico, making it a popular crossing point for illegal immigrants, and a popular destination for Lou Dobbs once he gets his stealth bomber license.
The 7th also contains the city of Tucson. In the early 1900s, Tucson experienced a population boom when the area's dry climate attracted thousands of tuberculosis sufferers seeking a cure. Today, medical experts agree that while a dry climate is beneficial to your health, they suggest you avoid places where you're surrounded by thousands of people with tuberculosis.
The 7th is the homeland of the Tohono O'odham Nation of American Indians, whose ancient culture includes basketweaving, traditional dance, and Boyz II Men at the Desert Diamond Casino.
The city of Yuma is one of the hottest, sunniest places on the planet, with the sun beating down in July at 124°. This incessant sunshine makes the 7th District the perfect location for a giant magnifying glass at the border to help control the influx of illegals from Mexico.