Southern Arizona Project to Mitigate Damages Resulting from Illegal Immigration and Smuggling: Fiscal Year 2008 End-of-Year Summary   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The Southern Arizona Project is a program administered by the Arizona Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to mitigate the impacts of illegal immigration and smuggling through on-the-ground projects. The program focuses on the borderlands, the roughly 100 miles north of the US-Mexico border, that stretch from the New Mexico border on the east to the California border at the Colorado River on the west. Between FY2003 [Fiscal Year] and FY 2005, the Project was funded through supplemental appropriations approved by Congress. Since FY 2006, the BLM has provided funding though its base annual appropriations for resource protection. In FY2008, the program dollars were $ 711,000. The program funding totals over $5,000,000: FY2003 $695,000; FY2004 $790,000; FY2005 $986,000; FY 2006 $971,000; FY2007 $962,000. Program dollars were shared among BLM offices in the southern Arizona borderland: the Arizona State Office (Phoenix); Colorado River District, Yuma Field Office; the Phoenix District, Lower Sonoran Field Office; and the Gila District, Safford and Tucson Field Offices. Funds were also transferred through appropriate agreements to neighboring counties and towns, federal and state agencies, non-governmental groups, and to the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe for mitigation activities on their lands."

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