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State and Local Law Enforcement's Key Role in Better, Faster, Cheaper Border Security

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Publication Date: November 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; David B. Muhlhausen

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: Immigration

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Federal support for border security policing should be viewed as a short-term bridging program to secure the border now, not as a pork-barrel program allocated through earmarks. To fund these efforts, Congress and the Administration should plan to allocate about $400 million per year over three years out of the projected spending on homeland security grants.