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U.S. to Step Up Security on Border with Mexico

More than 700 additional Border Patrol agents will be sent to Arizona this year to help stop potential terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the United States from Mexico, officials said on Wednesday. Department of Homeland Security officials said an additional 534 agents would be permanently assigned to the border and 200 others would be sent on temporary duty for fiscal 2005 to crack down on illegal immigration and disrupt smuggling operations. The changes would boost the total number of border agents in Arizona to about 3,000, officials said. The move comes just two days before hundreds of volunteers in an Arizona-based organization were set to start patrolling part of the border with Mexico. Full Story

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