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Secretary Napolitano Announces an Additional $30 Million in Grants to Effectively Enforce Immigration Laws

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Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced an additional $30 Million in Operation Stone Garden to support security initiatives along the southwest border, particularly states along the U.S.-Mexico border, which are Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Operation Stonegarden’s
grants will enhance DHS’s capabilities to effectively deter violence, enforce immigration laws and combat illegal trafficking.

The $30 Million additional funds supplement the $60 million in Operation Stonegarden grants announced by Secretary Napolitano in June. Based on greater risk, heavy cross-border traffic and border-related threat intelligence, more than 84 percent of fiscal year 2009 Operation Stonegarden funds will go to the Southwest border—up from 59 percent in fiscal year 2008.

To see the breakup of how much is going to each state see: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/opsg/index.shtm

Share your opinion:  Do you think this is monies well spent?

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Written by MithrasLaw

August 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

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