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Trump says ‘control centre’ for homeland security

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has signed a national security memorandum establishing a new National Control Centre within the Department of Homeland Security to better coordinate information about persons who may pose a threat to the country.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the effort will allow law enforcement “to better identify persons who are in the country, which is a threat to national security.”

They call the current assessment of the efforts of the “ad hoc” and says they impede the ability of the government to keep up with threats.

Trump has promised a “extreme control” system to prevent would-be extremists in the country.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the new centre will ensure that the officials “are able to merge the intelligence and law enforcement data from across the government in one place.”

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