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Homeland Security chief seeks to soothe border worries
Homeland Security chief seeks to soothe border worries

Frustrated by claims that Islamic terrorists have crossed the Southwest border, or that people carrying the Ebola virus could easily do so, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson decried "overheated rhetoric" Thursday, saying the number of migrants attempting to sneak across the border is at its lowest since the 1970s. Johnson said four Kurdish migrants were arrested in September attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, but investigators found they had no link to terrorism. The four were members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, an organization that is fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, Johnson said. He said the four would be deported. This week, Rep. Duncan Hunter...

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