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Work on northern border different, crucial, officials say


Both U.S. Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin said Wednesday that a new focus is on the northern border, and it takes a different view than working on the southern border.

"This is a different type of border It's large, it's sparsely populated and it needs to have lots of smaller ports along its length, but in the meantime we need to work to strike the right balance (between trade and travel and security)," Napolitano said during a town hall meeting in Havre.

Bersin said he is paying attention to the northern bor...

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