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Homeland Security bureau studies lessons of Spain bombings

In the wake of deadly bombings in Spain last week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau is examining ways to beef up security, such as combing through databases for suspicious immigration patterns, protecting federal infrastructure or mobilizing explosives detection units, the agency’s director said Wednesday. Assistant Secretary Michael Garcia said ICE is waiting to receive initial results of the investigation into train bombs that killed 201 people last week in Madrid to determine how the bureau can help increase U.S. security efforts. “We’re going to have to look at what happened; look at what the vulnerabilities were, what the planning was, get the details on it and then look at that model and bring it back and go forward,” Garcia said. “Right now, we’re looking at rail security as [a border and transportation security] issue. Can we be of any help given our expertise in explosives detection?” Full Story

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