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GOP: Border Patrol should control federal lands

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by smurf hunter, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    "Lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to transfer operational control of lands along the federal border to the Department of Homeland Security, instead of the Interior Department or Forest Service. The land agencies would still manage national parks, forests and other public lands, but would not have authority to block Border Patrol agents from acting as they see fit to secure border areas."

    complete article from Seattle Times:
    http://tinyurl.com/y3o4s6d

    I just read this, but have some bad feelings already. Feels like more of the "give up some freedom in exchange for safety".