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Homeland Security / Border Crossing #720673

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 30, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that President Bush wants 41 billion dollars for the department in 2004 reported.

(Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The ease with which the northern & southern borders of the US can be crossed examined; details given about how easy it is to create false drivers' licenses; infrared film shown of smugglers crossing in an Arizona park. [GAO's Robert CRAMER†- says phony documents created on ordinary computers were used.] [Whatcom County, Washington, Sheriff Bill ELFO†- says people can walk back & forth.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY†- says Americans are not getting the promised security.] [On plane, RIDGE - comments on the border issue.]

Jennings, Peter;
Douglass, Linda

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