Borderlands

Kelly touts Homeland Security gains, has harsh words for critics

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that apprehensions at the Southwestern border have fallen sharply during his first 90 days in office, but there is still security work to be done in the United States and abroad.

Opponents file suit to block border wall on environmental grounds

WASHINGTON – Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall on environmental grounds Wednesday, going to court to force the administration to follow environmental protection laws before starting construction.