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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Border officials allow millions to enter U.S. without ID

While the Obama Administration is busy attempting to control Americans' diets and the Internet, it’s failing miserably to protect the nation from terrorists by allowing millions of travelers to enter the U.S. without proper identification, according to a public-interest watchdog group in the nation's capital.

For more than a year and a half, the Homeland Security agency charged with safeguarding the country’s borders has blown off a crucial measure that requires all travelers to provide a passport or secure identification before entering the United States. The security rule, known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, was implemented at the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to protect the U.S. from another terrorist attack.

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