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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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SBInet weathers management turnover, reports of demise

Despite management turmoil at the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) program and erroneous reports of its termination, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proceeded to make permanent the infrastructure at its prototype site, Project 28, at Sasabe, Ariz., marking a milestone in the program’s progress.

On Feb. 22, DHS conditionally accepted the “virtual fence” erected by Boeing Co., Chicago, Ill., despite elements that needed to be fixed, according to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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Beware the Clones

The innocent-looking vehicle rolling down the street may not be what it seems...

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Piecing together the SBInet puzzle

The fiscal 2008 homeland security budget allots $2.7 billion to emergency spending on border security. It also provides about $1.2 billion to “customs and border protection fencing, infrastructure, and technology” under the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) program. The White House has requested another $2 billion for SBInet in fiscal 2009. Those funds remain available until spent.

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