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The focal point of the trip, Napolitano explained, will be to extend collaborative relationships with a variety of nations on counter-terror initiatives.
Napolitano stressed a need to “keep focus on the counter-terrorism aspect” of the Department.
Napolitano said that while in Ireland she plans to evaluate aviation preclearance operations. Shortly afterward in the UK she plans to meet with the new home secretary Allen Johnson and the new transportation secretary Lord Andrew Adonis on a number of issues, including cyber security, violent extremism and civil aviation security.
Dozens of violent gang members, including several criminal aliens, were arrested this week in a countywide sweep targeting street gangs largely made up of foreign-born members, authorities announced Friday.
The weeklong law enforcement effort, dubbed "Operation Community Shield," resulted in 65 arrests in San Marcos, Vista, Escondido, Poway and San Diego, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
Agents took into custody street gang members and associates belonging to 19 local street gangs and one member of a Los Angeles gang.
Several of those arrested had previous convictions on weapons and domestic violence charges, some will be prosecuted on new charges including drug offenses and violations of gang injunctions, and several others will face criminal prosecution on federal felony charges, including re-entry after deportation, officials said.
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