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Border governors meeting set for Sept. 19-20 in N.M.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 10:34 am

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Bill Richardson says a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border governors will be held Sept. 19-20.

Richardson earlier this month said New Mexico would host the meeting, which had been canceled in Arizona because of a dispute over its new immigration enforcement law.

The Democratic governor announced the dates of the meeting on Wednesday and said he and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will co-host the event in Santa Fe. The governors of Arizona and Texas have said they will not attend.

Richardson said the meeting will focus on border security, economic development and energy.

The governor of Arizona called off the meeting in Phoenix after Mexican governors planned to boycott it because of Arizona's immigration law.

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