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    Terrorists and Drug Cartels

    Asa Hutchinson, former undersecretary of Homeland Security and administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency talked about the connection between drugs and terrorism. Mr. Hutchinson…

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    Arkansas Military Base Closings

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and community…

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    Homeland Security

    Former department leaders talked about their experiences as members of the first Homeland Security Department. Former Secretary Ridge spoke first for 20 minutes. Then the others…

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    Homeland Security

    Mr. Hutchinson spoke about homeland security issues, budget requests for the Department of Homeland Security, and the future of national security. He also responded to viewer…

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    Cargo Security Issues

    Secretary Ridge addressed the group on the security of ship cargo coming into the U.S. after which he left. The other speakers also talked about the details of inspecting and securing…

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    September 11 Commission Recommendations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on border security and the FBI’s role in counterintelligence, as well as ways of…

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    Transportation Security Recommendations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on transportation security. They spoke about homeland security initiatives that are…

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    Border and Transportation Security

    Homeland Security Undersecretary Hutchinson talked about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations concerning border and transportation security. The discussion included the…

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    Foreign Students and Homeland Security

    Dr. Carafano moderated a discussion about national security and foreign students. The panelists discussed ways in which to maintain security while enabling a free flow of…

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    Border and Transportation Security

    Mr. Hutchinson spoke about law enforcement and national security with a particular emphasis on border control and transportation.

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    Terrorist Suspect Arrest

    Attorney General Ashcroft briefed reporters on the status of a terrorism investigation in Ohio and the subsequent arrest of a Somali immigrant, Nuradin M. Abdi, on several counts of…

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    Annual Banquet

    Undersecretary Hutchinson addressed the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s annual banquet. He said that the Department of Homeland Security would eliminate certain…

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    Rail Safety and Security

    Mr. Hutchinson spoke to reporters about new screening technology to be used for rail passengers to detect the presence of explosives. The new technology would be tested in…

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    Passenger and Freight Rail Security

    Witnesses testified regarding rail security for passengers and freight. It was generally agreed that, although providing complete protection for the rail system would be impossible,…

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    Border and Transportation Security

    Mr. Hutchinson testified about fiscal year 2005 funding requests for border and transportation security as part of the Homeland Security Department appropriations proposals. Among…

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    U.S. VISIT Program Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (VISIT) program. Among the central issues addressed were system flexibility, data acquisition and…

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    Temporary Guest Workers

    At a hearing to evaluate the administration’s temporary guest worker proposal Senators McCain, Hagel, Craig, and Cornyn testified about the urgency of passing legislation before…

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    Visa Entry Requirements

    Mr. Hutchinson spoke to reporters about new procedures for visa holders entering the U.S. The new system would require a digital finger scan and a photograph of visitors entering the…

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    Border Security

    Mr. Hutchinson talked about the end of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System and the launch of the US-VISIT system which will use biometrics to ID travelers. He…

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    Immigration: Access and Security

    Mr. Hutchinson talked about the operations of the Department of Homeland Security and changes made in immigration policy to deter terrorists from entering the country. Among the…

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