Borderlands

Advocates want lame-duck border law pause; White House eyes new rules

WASHINGTON - Advocates from Southwest border communities on Thursday called on Congress to resist the urge to ram through border laws in the coming lame-duck session before the newly elected, more Democratic, Congress is sworn in next year.

Rocks vs. Glocks: Trump backs off suggestion that soldiers fire on migrants

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump backed off his statement that active-duty soldiers on the border should respond to rock-throwing migrants as if the soldiers had been attacked with a firearm, saying Friday that such immigrants would be "arrested for a very long time."

Nogales awaits arrival of U.S. troops as migrant caravan plods north

NOGALES – The Nogales mayor, a business owner and a resident are among the 20,000 residents in this Arizona border city awaiting the arrival of U.S. troops. President Trump ordered the deployment of 5,200 troops along the U.S. Mexico border to handle a migrant caravan traveling through Mexico from Central America.