Southern Border in Crisis: Resources and Strategies to Improve National Security, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, June 7, 2005   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the opening statement of Jon Kyl. "As has been our practice of late, we are going to be conducting this hearing jointly with both of these Subcommittees since the subject matter of the hearing, 'The Southern Border in Crisis: Resources and Strategies to Improve National Security,' clearly falls within the ambit of both of our concerns. This hearing continues, as I say, a series of hearings that we both conducted on this general subject. We are going to be talking today specifically about the widespread concern that most of us share about persons who threaten our national security and their ability to take advantage of the chaotic condition at our border with Mexico and enter the United States and stay in the United States illegally. The hearing will also examine what resources the Department of Homeland Security may need to bring the Southern border under control so that terrorists and criminals are prevented from coming here and staying here. Let me say at the outset that Senator Feinstein, who is the Ranking Member of the Terrorism Subcommittee, which I chair, is on the Intelligence Committee. They have a hearing that absolutely conflicted with this today. We tried everything to work out a way to resolve it. If at all possible, she will be here. But if she cannot be here, of course, her statement will be put in the record as well as any questions that she may have for the witnesses." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Cornyn, Dianne Feinstein, Jon Kyl, Edward M. Kennedy, Patrick J. Leahy, Jeff Sessions, David Aguilar, Wesley Lee, and Stewart Verdery.

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Serial No. J-109-24; S. Hrg. 109-1018; Senate Hearing 109-1018
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