Alien Smuggling: DHS Could Better Address Alien Smuggling along the Southwest Border by Leveraging Investigative Resources and Measuring Program Performance, Statement of Richard M. Stana, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 169KB]

"My testimony is based on a May 2010 report we are releasing publicly today on alien smuggling along the southwest border. As requested, like the report, my testimony will discuss the following key issues: (1) the amount of investigative effort OI [Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Investigations] has devoted to alien smuggling along the southwest border since fiscal year 2005 and an opportunity for ICE to use its investigative resources more effectively; (2) DHS [Department of Homeland Security] progress in seizing assets related to alien smuggling since fiscal year 2005 and financial investigative techniques that could be applied along the southwest border to target and seize the monetary assets of smuggling organizations; and (3) the extent to which ICE/OI [Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Office of Investigations] and CBP [Customs and Border Protection] measure progress toward achieving alien smuggling-related program objectives. Our May 2010 report also provides a discussion of the extent to which ICE/OI and CBP have program objectives related to alien smuggling."

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