(FOX 5 NEWS) - The theme of President Trump's Arizona campaign rally is immigration. His first stop in Arizona Tuesday was to inspect a U.S. Customs and Border Protection drone. His visit is also a chance to set the tone as legislators return from summer break.
Building the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was a core campaign promise. But the president may be willing to break another one to get it. Fox News reported the White House may offer permanent status for young people brought into the country illegally when they were children, the so-called DREAMers -- in exchange for funding to build the wall.
Trump's travels are not without controversy. One week after his controversial comments about the violence in Charlottesville, the Democratic mayor of Phoenix urged the commander in chief to stay away. Crowds of protesters along with the president's supporters gathered in the city despite the sweltering heat.
The campaign rally came a day after announcing a strategy for the Afghanistan war. The administration is saying that new forces will arrive within days. But Pentagon officials are not saying how many troops will be deployed.
Surprising criticism of those new plans has come from far-right website Breitbart:
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