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Palazzo pushes to strengthen border security

In light of the recent Boston bombings and arrests, Congressman Steven Palazzo says it's time to get more serious about homeland and border security.

Palazzo says as a member of the Homeland Security Committee, around 40% of the U.S. border remains unsecured despite the billions of dollars that have been pumped into new border patrol agents and equipment. Palazzo says border security is homeland security and unsecured borders could become a pipeline for terrorism. "Weapons of mass destruction and weapons that terrorist use that could be flowing back and forth between our borders, as we move forward we need to consider that. There are still a lot of people around this world that would like to destroy our American way of life. We need to be serious about this and invest in our homeland security as we do our national security so Americans can feel safe at home and abroad."

Palazzo says he introduced two new amendments last week One that border security should never drop below 90%, and another with more stringent homeland security measures to find and intercept any sort of weapon of mass destruction crossing our border.

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