Borderlands

Trump threat to use military to close the border met with skepticism

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened to "seal the southern border" with troops if that's what it takes to stop the latest caravan of Central American migrants heading to the U.S., a tweet that was greeted skeptically in Washington where many saw it as a political ploy, not a policy statement.

Kyl presses Nielsen on weekend release of migrant families from custody

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, acknowledged the "enormous strain" that border officials are under, but still pressed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for answers after the release of hundreds of migrant families in southern Arizona this weekend.

Report: DHS was not prepared to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security was not fully prepared to enforce the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy or handle its consequences, which included separating parents and children, the department's inspector general said in a recent report.