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US On Top of Mexican Border, Napolitano Says

By June 28, 2010

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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.

To accompany her comments, Sec. Napolitano released a fact sheet showing new border security measures and enforcement successes over the last 18 months.

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.

Also See:
What About the Canadian Border?
Feds Bust 596 Illegal Aliens, Send Arizona a Message
Do Illegal Aliens Have Constitutional Rights?

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June 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm
(1) Willie12345 says:

“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.” – And you’ve wasted our money. The border is not secure. Drugs cross without any problems. Violence on the border is common place. Americans live in fear, and you, Ms. Janet N. are one big liar !! What is worse is that you know that you’re lying. This is not self deception. It is a huge lie and you know it. Guess, you’ll never be moving back to Arizona, will you !!!

August 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm
(2) Linda Hotaling says:


September 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm
(3) d says:

I am amazed at this administration saying that our border is secure. It isn’t and hasn’t been for a long time. Anyone telling you it is, is lying and needs to be taken out of office. I live in arizona and see that it isn’t secure. To give these illegals amnesty or citizenship is wrong as well. They have broke the law getting here, have committed fraudlent acts using fake names, other people’s ss#’s to get jobs, homes, and programs through the state. A neighbor here, her boyfriend is a coyote what we have learned. This is constantly happening in bringing over illegals. They are not just from mexico either, they are coming from south america. they are coming from the arab countries. This admin. is trying to do all this stuff for certain groups of people so they can get votes only to keep them in office, and they are not protecting our country from being invaded. This administration is worse than the bush admin. I do not trust them, especially when obama stood with mexico on issues of illegals, and clinton and obama made an issue to the u.n on arizona that we are violating human rights. This is wrong and i stand against them. Anyone who stands for freedom and security of our nation needs to realize we are in trouble with this admin. in washington now. We the people need to voice our rights and stand up and protect our country.

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