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Senator Scott Brown States His Support for Secure Communities

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 21:  Massachusetts U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) talks with members of the news media during a series of meetings with senators on Capitol Hill January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Brown won a come-from-behind victory last week to fill the seat Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy held for nearly 40 years. Brown has vowed to fight health care reform in Washington, a process that Republicans and Democrats have been battling over for the past year.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 21: Massachusetts U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) talks with members of the news media during a series of meetings with senators on Capitol Hill January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Brown won a come-from-behind victory last week to fill the seat Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy held for nearly 40 years. Brown has vowed to fight health care reform in Washington, a process that Republicans and Democrats have been battling over for the past year. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

Senator Scott Brown attended a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee meeting and stated his support for the Secure Communities program.

"Protecting our borders from illegal entry is vital to the security of our nation," he said. "I believe the Secure Communities program is an important tool to help ensure that known terrorists and criminals who have entered the United States illegally or overstayed their visas are unable to remain in the country."

The hearing featured testimony from Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who, among other topics, discussed measures taken by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center since Sept.11 to combat terrorism at home and abroad.

Secure Communities is a controversial program is meant to target dangerous illegal immigrants by sharing fingerprints with immigration officials.

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