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Cross-Border Partnership

Border security cannot be achieved while criminals can take refuge behind the border to avoid prosecution. To make Arizona truly safe, the rule of law must be established along both sides of the border. The Attorney General has worked closely with law enforcement throughout Mexico to help improve prosecutions at the Mexican state and federal levels. In addition to traveling to Mexico City to meet with the Attorney General of Mexico, the head of the Mexican federal police and other high-ranking judicial officials, this Office has worked to train over 400 Mexican prosecutors as Mexico changes its judicial system to include more effective American-style jury trials. The Attorney General has also testified before the Mexican Congress on the need to improve Mexican criminal laws to better prosecute cartels.