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Winter Olympics Will Highlight New US Border Requirements

When the 2010 Winter Olympic Games start in Vancouver on Feb. 12, they not only will draw athletes from across the globe but legions of citizens from the USA — all of whom will need to present newly required forms of identification to cross the border.

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War on the US-Mexico Border Rages on

Image ImageNarco-cartels have been waging battles against the Mexican government. Last week, during a two-hour gun battle, Mexican Marines killed narco-cartel leader Arturo Beltran Leyva. The raid is a big blow to Leyva’s Federation cartel and a great victory for Mexico President Felipe Calderon. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the effect these battles have on the US border.

 

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Anthony Kimery Discusses Project Coronado on Secure Freedom Radio

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Across 19 states, 3,000 agents and officers took part in a joint agency effort called Project Coronado—an effort against the Mexican drug cartel La Familia. In an interview with Secure Freedom Radio’s Frank Gaffney—a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense with the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC—Homeland Security Today Senior Reporter and Online Editor Anthony Kimery provides insight on Project Coronado—the largest action ever undertaken against a Mexican drug cartel. 

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DHS Carries Out Major Bust Against Drug Cartel

Image ImageNot just drugs, but people, money, and equipment all were grabbed in a massive bust conducted recently by the Department of Homeland Security. Across 19 states, 3,000 agents and officers took part in Project Coronado, an effort against the Mexican drug cartel La Familia. In the bust, hundreds of people were arrested and $3.4 million in currency and 11 tons of narcotics were confiscated. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the sweep and why it is a major blow to the Mexican drug cartel.

 

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Illegal Immigration Issues Heat Up in Arizona

Image ImageThere’s a showdown going on between Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa, Ariz., and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Arpaio—known as the toughest sheriff in America— has been drawing some fire from DHS over his crackdown on illegals. The controversial Phoenix sheriff has been stripped of some of his powers in what has been described as a political move by the Obama administration. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses how this situation is a manifestation of the failure to come to an agreement on comprehensive immigration reform.

 

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Revealing the threat

Despite the paucity of reporting on the problem, the fundamentalist Muslim threat south of the border has been explored and documented.

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Savage Struggle on the Border

In northern Mexico a largely overlooked but nonetheless brutal war is raging between ‘narco-terrorists’ and government authorities—and its violence threatens to spread to the United States.

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The Life and Death of Luis Aguilar

The sands of southern California’s Imperial Dunes shift with the wind, sometimes so subtly that within a year seemingly trusted landmarks will vanish like they were never there. It was here that one Border Patrol agent’s life was wiped out, but his memory has hardly diminished among friends, family and colleagues who are now asking the question: Why was his killer set free?

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