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2008-02-25 12:25:00

Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Michael Chertoff announced Friday that a new "virtual fence" to help fight illegal border crossings along part of the U.S.-Mexico border is now ready for service.   Chertoff made the report at a briefing about the country's border-control efforts, at which authorities also announced higher fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants.  "What we are doing is using all of the tools at our disposal to get the maximum leverage for...

2006-08-17 18:23:24

By Tim Gaynor NOGALES, Arizona (Reuters) - The deployment of National Guard troops along the U.S. border with Mexico since June has cut the number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States by 43 percent, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Thursday. President George W. Bush ordered 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in May as a stopgap measure to boosting frontier security for two years while more Border Patrol officers are recruited. Speaking at...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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