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Report Shows Need to Secure Border from Official Corruption

The small number of bribery and corruption cases by employees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could have a wider ranging impact on border security and immigration enforcement. The department’s 250,000 employees and vast law enforcement activities are about to be turned over to a new DHS Secretary who will have to address the emerging issue of official corruption.

The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, is seen in Arlington, Va., Monday July 4, 2011, as fireworks burst over Wasington, during the annual Fourth of July display. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

DHS’s Jeh Johnson: Americans Should Be Vigilant for Terror During Fourth of July Weekend

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with state and local law enforcement, will enhance the presence of security personnel over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but the American people must also maintain vigilance and take befitting steps to increase their security awareness, warns the DHS chief.

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Intruders Breach Airport Fences About Once Every Ten Days

A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports’ outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever – occurring about once every 10 days – despite some investments to fortify the nation’s airfields.

John F, Kennedy Airport at sunset, New York City, NY )

Report: Passengers From Mexico AGAIN Able to Skip Customs at JFK

Sources tell The Daily News that passengers on on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico last Monday were able to skip Customs. The incident is strikingly similar to a November snafu in which passengers — again arriving on an American Airlines fight from Cancun, Mexico — were able to skip customs.