Ducey campaign pledges to boost border security fall short

By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - When Gov. Doug Ducey was stuck in a six-way Republican primary one year ago, he promised to "fight back with every resource at my command" to secure the state's border with Mexico.

Six months into his term, Ducey has fulfilled none of the promises he made to boost security, including National Guard troops, funding increases and the deployment of satellites.

Critics say Ducey was pandering during a Republican primary at a time when immigration fervor was running high amid a surge of migrant Central American families and children into the U.S.

Ducey says he still has plenty of time in his administration to tackle border security, and touted a recent trip to Mexico as an important step.

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