Borderlands

Lawmakers, business leaders wary of Trump threat to close Mexico border

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump repeated his threat to deal with a surge of migrants by closing the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that has been called a potential "economic catastrophe" for Arizona, which did $16.7 billion in trade with Mexico in fiscal 2018.

Pentagon moves ahead on border wall, as House can’t override Trump veto

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's proposed border wall continued to inch forward this week, as the Democrat-controlled House failed Tuesday to block the border emergency declaration that let the Pentagon approve $1 billion in wall work Monday.

Supreme Court denies Maricopa appeal to wash its hands of Arpaio policy

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused to hear Maricopa County's claim that it should not be held liable for the actions of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies for a policy of racial profiling of Latino drivers, letting a circuit court ruling against the county stand.

Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status, a ruling critics said could open the door to abuse.