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Statement by Secretary Napolitano on Passage of Southwest Border Bill in the U.S. Senate

Release Date: 
August 5, 2010

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

"I commend the Senate for passing the Southwest Border bill to add important, permanent resources to continue bolstering security on our Southwest border. These assets are critical to bringing additional capabilities to crack down on transnational criminal organizations and reduce the illicit trafficking of people, drugs, currency and weapons. Over the past eighteen months, this Administration has dedicated unprecedented personnel, technology, and resources to the border and we will continue to take decisive action to disrupt criminal organizations and the networks they exploit. I encourage the House to act quickly on this bill to strengthen our historic border security efforts."

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