County official wants to revisit vote rejecting border grant
TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona county official is asking other members of the board of supervisors to reconsider its vote to reject federal border-security funding.
The Tucson Daily Star reports Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez is asking fellow board members to take another look at the decision at a Feb. 20 meeting, saying he has learned more about the law enforcement program supported with federal funds.
He had been among three Democrats on Tuesday to vote against accepting federal border-security funding, saying they didn’t want the county involved in enforcing the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
They had voted to reject $1 million from Operation Stonegarden, a program meant to help agencies along the border pay overtime and buy equipment to coordinate efforts with federal agencies to improve border security.
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