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Lawmakers, Chertoff press for border funding

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February 2, 2008
Immigration
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“As lawmakers called for adequate funding to secure the nation’s borders and enforce immigration laws, and improved management of critical border security programs, Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff disclosed Thursday that he will request $12 billion for those efforts.Several key lawmakers said they planned to closely scrutinize the Homeland Security Department’s fiscal 2009 budget request, especially the amounts allocated for border security, immigration enforcement and cracking down on employers who knowingly hire illegal workers.” (GovExec)