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Border official charged

December 07, 2008|Times Wire Reports

A top Homeland Security official in Boston has been accused of hiring illegal immigrants to clean her home, even warning one not to leave the country "cause once you leave, you will never be back."

Lorraine Henderson, the regional director of the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection division, was arrested Friday and charged with harboring an illegal alien. She is responsible for stopping illegal immigration through all air and sea international ports in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Henderson was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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