Obama's budget cuts will curb border security

If approved, Obama's proposal would cut 180 agents


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration is proposing to scale back some border security programs set up after the 9/11 attacks and ramp up aviation security following the attempted Christmas bombing, in what some conservative lawmakers say is a dangerous priority shift.

Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., the top Republican on the House panel overseeing the Department of Homeland Security's budget, said the border security funding in President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2011 is "woefully inadequate" and "as dangerous as it is indefensible."

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