10/10/2007 - Passport and visa security are highlighted in a July report on border security by the government’s watchdog. Recommendations address taking better advantage of security features in the future.
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The number of supplemental grants given to fire departments around the country by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The supplemental funding makes nearly $4 million available to help local fire departments and emergency medical services programs pay for training programs, safety equipment, and response vehicles.
10/04/2007 - Specially trained border patrol officers have long been authorized to issue removal orders so that illegal immigrants not seeking asylum get deported without a hearing. Called “expedited removal,” the authority previously applied in only three U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Sectors across the southwest border. It has now been expanded to nine.