Thursday, June 23, 2011

Border Sheriffs Targeted for 30% Manpower Increase

Border Sheriffs Targeted for 30% Manpower Increase... legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-TX), to dramatically increase the number of deputies in southern border counties. The Southern Border Sheriff’s Community Impact Aid Act of 2011, HR 2217, would provide a new federal grant for counties from CA to Tx that are within 25 miles of the U.S. southern border to immediately and permanently increase the number of patrol deputies by 30%....Counties eligible to receive the grants are San Diego and Imperial Counties in California; Yuma, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Cochise Counties in Arizona; Dona Ana, Luna, Grant, Otero, and Hidalgo Counties in New Mexico; and El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Terrell, Val Verde, Kinney, Maverick, Dimmit, Webb, Zapata, Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Jim Hogg, Zavala, and Pecos Counties in Texas.

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