Borderlands

Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

WASHINGTON - The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump's "colorful," sometimes disruptive rhetoric on border security as negotiations have progressed in recent months,

Foreign-born doctors are vital to Arizona’s rural communities

SHOW LOW – To fulfill their program requirement, foreign physicians are choosing to work in underserved areas, aiding many communities and people in need of medical services while these areas struggle to find more primary care physicians.

Advocates urge troop withdrawal; DHS repeats need to ‘harden’ border

WASHINGTON - Advocates urged the White House to bring active-duty troops home from the border for Thanksgiving and end what they called a "needless," politically motivated deployment, as Department of Homeland Security officials reiterated the need for troops to help "harden" ports of entry.

Advocates push back against border wall funds, citing other U.S. needs

WASHINGTON - One day after lawmakers met with the president to discuss border wall funding, advocates fanned out across Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress, current and incoming, that billions of dollars targeted for a border wall could be better used for needs inside the country.

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."