Arizona governor redirects some stimulus money to border tribes
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said she will redirect nearly $10 million in federal stimulus funds to address border security.

Three tribes along and near the U.S.-Mexico border will share in the funds. The Tohono O'odham Nation, received $815,000, the Cocopah Tribe received $162,500 and the Quechan Nation received $110,000.

In a press release, Brewer said she decided to allocate the money because the Obama administration "continues to announce inadequate plans" for border security. She said she signed SB1070, the state's controversial anti-immigration law, because the federal government hasn't addressed immigration and border issues.

The Obama administration is suing the state to block the law. The Tohono O'odham Nation and other Arizona tribes oppose the law, saying it will lead to discrimination and civil rights violations against their members.

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