Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says the U.S. government is now devoting more resources to securing the Mexican border "than at any point in America's history," which is good, because at no point in America's history has the Mexican border been so insecure.
In her recent remarks (video) to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sec. Napolitano - former governor of Arizona - stated, "Over the past 18 months, this administration has devoted more resources -- including manpower, technology and infrastructure -- to the Southwest border than at any point in America's history."
Napolitano also highlighted the Obama administration's efforts to build relationships with state, local, tribal and Mexican law enforcement agencies that will be helpful in keeping U.S. cities safe from border-related violence and crime.
"We are committed to further bolstering our cooperation with our state, local and tribal law enforcement partners as we continue to implement strong, smart and effective enforcement strategies along our borders and throughout the nation," she said.
Napolitano noted that the new security measures listed in the fact sheet are in addition to President Obama's request for $500 million in supplemental funds for enhanced border security and law enforcement activities, and his deployment of up to an additional 1,200 National Guard troops to assist the ongoing efforts to secure the border and combat cartel violence.