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Lawmaker Says Border Security Must Be Increased

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A California lawmaker says Mexican drug cartels are the biggest organized crime threat to the United States and is urging the government to increase border security.

But while a top Homeland Security official said the White House is concerned with the violence along the border, military action would only be ordered if border agencies become overwhelmed.

House subcommittee chairperson Loretta Sanchez said the U.S. needs to act soon, or else the violence already spilling into U.S. cities will only get worse.

More than 1,000 people have already been killed this year as a result of drug-related violence.

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