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Macomb (Mich.) Daily News -- February 28  
Candice Miller chides DHS on border security info
    U.S. Rep. Candice Miller may have succeeded this week in calling for an objective measurement that determines how successfully the Department of Homeland Security has blocked illegal border crossings at the Southwest boundary with Mexico.
    With bipartisan immigration reform legislation brewing in Congress, lawmakers who believe the border is "more secure than ever" --- as DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano declared earlier this month -- are calling for a better way to measure its degree of control along the border.
    At Tuesday hearing held by the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, which Miller chairs, the U.S. Border Patrol agreed that 90 percent effectiveness in stopping illegal immigrants and drug shipments will be their goal in high traffic areas along the U.S.-Mexico border.
    "Border security agencies must be able to deter, or apprehend, the overwhelming majority who cross the border illegally and possess the ability to interdict drugs and other contraband destined for American cities," said Miller, a Harrison Township Republican
    Many of Miller's colleagues on the subcommittee, Republicans and Democrats, agreed that Napolitano's assurances about much greater manpower and surveillance technology is "not a substitute for cold, hard and verifiable facts."

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