Secretary Napolitano Announces Additional $30 Million in Operation Stonegarden Funds to Secure the Southwest Border [August 11, 2009] [open pdf - 77KB]
"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced an additional $30 million in Operation Stonegarden grants to support security initiatives along the Southwest border--funds that will enhance the Department's capabilities to coordinate with state, local and tribal law enforcement in order to effectively deter violence, enforce immigration laws and combat illegal trafficking. 'Operation Stonegarden grants direct critical funding to state, local and tribal law enforcement operations across the country,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'I am proud to announce an additional $30 million in funding specifically for the Southwestern states to ensure our first responders are equipped with the resources they need to confront the complex and dynamic challenges that exist along our Southern border.'"
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/