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Homeland Security / Border Security #720714

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 30, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge’s meeting in Miami to lay out details of how the new department will operate reported; scenes shown.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Security problems at US borders examined; details given about a test of security by investigators entering the country with fake documents. [GAO Robert CRAMER†- says border inspectors never questioned the authenticity of the documents.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY†- says it’s still easy for potential terrorists to come in.] [Bar manager Eric WADE†- comments on border agents’ inability to pick out fake ID’s.] [INS associate commissioner Johnny WILLIAMS†- defends the inspectors.] [On plane, RIDGE – says the test raises some issues.] [Former FBI counterterrorism chief Steve POMERANTZ†- comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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