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Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff warns of border violence surge

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January 22, 2008
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“Violence along the border with Mexico will likely increase this year as the administration bolsters Border Patrol Portrait Michael Chertoffstaff and adds more fencing and technology to catch illegal immigrants, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday.

Chertoff’s comments came after the death Saturday of Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar in California. Aguilar, a 32-year-old father of two, was hit by a Hummer driven by suspected drug smugglers as he tried to place spike strips in front of the escaping vehicle.” (LA Times)