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Sanders Happy With Federal Plan for Border Security

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Aired 4/20/09

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says the city’s border with Mexico is secure. But he says he applauds the Obama administration’s plan to send more resources to the southwest to fight Mexican drug cartels. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

The administration is planning to send more federal agents to the border. It will also give Mexican law enforcement officials $700 million to fight drug cartels. Sanders says he’s happy to see the Obama administration acting so quickly to address the problem.

 

“It really fit the bill with what we were asking for. Which is more federal resources in the area of DEA agents, ATF, FBI, those types of things. Because those are the ones we really need on our task forces,” he says.

 

Sanders says the city has a good handle on making sure the border is secure and the additional resources will improve the situation. He says it’s unclear how much money and resources San Diego would get through the plan.

 

Katie Orr, KPBS News

 

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