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DHS eyes beefed-up security on U.S.-Canada border

The United States wants to implement biometric border-crossing identification cards by 2008 to protect the nation against possible attacks by terrorists based in Canada, a Homeland Security Department senior policy official said today in testimony before Congress. “The security rationale for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative is robust, and yet often unheard, particularly in regard to U.S. and Canadian citizens,” Paul Rosenzweig, acting assistant secretary for policy at DHS, said during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration. Full Story

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