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05/2010

Federal Government to Increase Border Funding, Deploy National Guard, Goddard Says

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- May 25, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that he has been informed by high-ranking administration officials that President Obama will ask Congress for a $500 million supplemental appropriation for enhanced border security and will immediately deploy National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The $500 million appropriation will fund additional law enforcement personnel and state of the art border technology, Goddard said. Details of both decisions have not been released but will be announced soon. 

Terry Goddard Announces New Team to Expand Prosecution of Border Crime

(Tucson, Ariz. -- May 26, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the expansion of his Office’s border crime enforcement efforts through the creation of Arizona’s first Border Crime Prosecution Team, made possible by his $94 million recovery earlier this year from Western Union.

The 10-12 person team will be headquartered in Tucson, partially at the federal government’s Intelligence and Operations Coordination Center (IOCC), and will consist of investigators and prosecutors dedicated to fighting border-related crime.

Goddard Urges Federal Government Not to File Immigration Lawsuit, Vows Vigorous Defense if Suit is Brought

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- May 28, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today urged lawyers from the U.S. Justice Department not to file a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law.

In a meeting at the Attorney General’s Office, Goddard told the federal government’s lawyers that Arizona “needs solutions not lawsuits.” He said that if the federal government decides to bring a lawsuit, “Arizona will fight back.” The new law will take effect July 29.

Goddard Files Consumer Fraud Suit Against Chandler Moving Company

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 4, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that he has filed a lawsuit against Allstar Moving & Storage, Inc., of Chandler, for multiple violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, including deceptive advertising practices. 

The complaint also names the company’s president, Mohamed Elsayed, and its general manager, Amru Abdalla, as defendants. 

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