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Homeland Security agency beefs up force on northern border

A homeland security agency plans to open five new branches along the U.S. northern border in the coming months to counter drugs, illegal immigration and terrorist threats, officials said Friday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement air and marine operations division plans to open its first new office in Bellingham, Wash., along the Canadian border on Sept. 1, said division director Charles Stallworth. Another branch will open at Plattsburgh, N.Y., followed by three more at locations that are still being determined. “Our goal is to create in our northern border the same kind of protection and interdiction capability we demonstrate every day along our southern border,” Stallworth said during a ceremony at Reagan National Airport in Washington, to display the division’s fleet of aircraft and boats. Full Story

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