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Migrants Arrested In ‘Top Secret’ Area

Fri., June 21, 1996

Ten allegedly illegal immigrants were arrested Thursday in a high-security zone at Anacostia Naval Station, where they were paving a landing area often used by a helicopter squadron that transports President Clinton and other government officials.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon in Arlington, Va., federal immigration officials said the landing area was so restricted that their agents were not allowed onto the construction site.

A source close to the investigation called the helicopter area a “top-secret kill zone,” meaning that intruders could be shot for entering it. Immigration officials said that the workers had obtained false residence documents.

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