Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Announces the Significant Steps in Enhancing Border Security Along the Mexican Border [February 20, 2004] [open pdf - 9KB]
In this press release, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and the Mexican Secretary of the Interior Santiago Creel agreed on significant border safety and security initiatives in bilateral meetings in Mexico City. These agreements preserve the free flow of $630 million in trade across the U.S./Mexico border every day while maintaining the integrity of the border. The United States and Mexico further agree to jointly and vigorously fight alien smuggling rings and to prosecute those who perpetrate these crimes.
Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/