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Funding jolt looms for U.S. Visit

Even as the Homeland Security Department looks to put technological muscle into its border management work between ports of entry, the department’s U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator System program could get a funding fillip at the behest of powerful Senate Appropriations Committee members. “We took a run at getting $1 billion more for border security in [the most recent] defense appropriations [bill],” Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, said in a recent hearing. “We are going to take another run. There will be a supplemental [appropriations bill] before [the main Homeland Security Department appropriations] bill.” Full Story

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