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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson touted the successes of his department, telling a Washington audience that “it’s now much harder to cross our border and evade capture than it used to be.” (Cronkite News photo by Laurie Liles)

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Johnson: Border is tighter, but 'new threats' to homeland security loom

The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has stopped growing for the first time since the 1980s, another sign of the success of border-security efforts, the head of Homeland Security said Thursday.