PHOENIX (AP) - Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to meet with Vice President Mike Pence in southern Arizona and get a status update on the border.
Ducey says he will meet with Pence Thursday afternoon as the vice president tours the border at Nogales.
Heading to Nogales, Arizona to visit the U.S./ Mexico border & deliver a clear message from @POTUS: Democrats in Congress need to act! It’s time to close the loopholes & keep our country safe!— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 11, 2019
The governor and Pence built a relationship when the vice president was governor of Indiana and they frequently meet in Washington or when Pence is in Arizona.
Ducey says he wants to make a case for "common-sense legislative changes" that Congress can make to address the border. A surge of asylum-seekers from central America have overwhelmed aid agencies and border officials. He also wants more resources for border security and to help care for the migrants.