Borderlands

Arizona reaction to Trump’s border emergency splits along party lines

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers' reaction to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national border security emergency split along party lines, with Democrats calling it "fear-mongering" that sets "a dangerous precedent" while Republicans said the action is needed to "protect American lives."

As border budget talks wind down, rhetoric from warring sides heats up

WASHINGTON - As congressional negotiators reportedly closed in on a border-security funding compromise, advocates on both sides were complaining about the deal - with immigration advocates saying it gives too much, and strong-border supporters saying it needs to give more.

Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to string razor wire help with surveillance, bringing the number of soldiers supporting Customs and Border Protection officers to 4,350.

Pentagon defends use of active-duty troops to support border security

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials told House lawmakers that there's nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the border, saying it mirrors deployments under previous administrations, but critics said the use of forces other than the National Guard is "highly unusual."