Lawmaker Wants Ariz. To Spend $30M On ‘Virtual Fence’ To See If Feds Are Keeping Promise To Secure Border
An Arizona legislator wants the state to spend $30 million for a high-tech surveillance network near the U.S. border with Mexico.
The border with Mexico won’t be secure until the people living near there feel safe from drug and human trafficking, said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday after touring the region just hours before President Barack Obama championed his immigration plan in the State of the Union address.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from the Mexican government over the use of lethal force, authorities said Thursday.