Border Security Bill Signed By Obama

08.13.10 | FL News Team

 

(Washington, DC)  --  Legislation aimed at boosting border security has been signed by President Obama.  The bill provides about 600-million dollars for more Border Patrol agents, weaponry, high-tech support and unmanned drones.  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called border security a matter of national security and said it should never be a political issue.  In a White House briefing, Napolitano defended moves the Obama administration has made to strengthen border security.  
Congressional Democrats and Republicans view border security as a key election year priority.  However, despite a big push from the President, there's no serious congressional movement toward broader immigration reforms this year.  Napolitano and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs challenged Republicans to help craft sweeping immigration reforms.   

(Washington, DC)  --  Legislation aimed at boosting border security has been signed by President Obama.  The bill provides about 600-million dollars for more Border Patrol agents, weaponry, high-tech support and unmanned drones.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called border security a matter of national security and said it should never be a political issue.  In a White House briefing, Napolitano defended moves the Obama administration has made to strengthen border security.

Congressional Democrats and Republicans view border security as a key election year priority.  However, despite a big push from the president, there's no serious congressional movement toward broader immigration reforms this year.  Napolitano and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs challenged Republicans to help craft sweeping immigration reforms.