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US border-security cash leaves towns on the hook

US border-security cash leaves towns on the hook

Federal grant money from Operation Stonegarden may seem like a windfall for the cities and counties that have eagerly accepted it. But the funds have not been totally free - and in some communities taxpayers will be obligated for decades.

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Other US projects have raised similar concerns

The loose administration and "anything-goes" mentality surrounding Operation Stonegarden has raised concerns that it might not be the best use of federal taxpayer money.

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Operation Stonegarden raises concerns of racial profiling

The U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement agree that officers are not supposed to enforce immigration laws while on Operation Stonegarden shifts.

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Officers worked long shifts, accrued sizable pay

BISBEE - To see what can happen when a multimillion-dollar program has limited guidelines and loose oversight, look no further than Bisbee.

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Border program has vague goals, little oversight

Border program has vague goals, little oversight

A federal program touted as a model for using local law enforcement to help control our borders is handing out $165 million - but with little tracking of how the money is spent, no clear objective and no benchmarks for success, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.

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