Keeping the Border Secure: Examining Potential Threats Posed by Cross-Border Trucking, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, June 19, 2007 [open pdf - 655KB]
From the opening statement of Sheila Jackson Lee: "The vulnerability created by allowing foreign carriers to operate freely in the U.S. cannot be overstated. Increasingly, foreign terrorist organizations are getting a foothold in Latin America and exploiting our porous border with Canada to gain entry into the United States. [...] It is well-known that once inside a truck, regardless of what materials he or she may be carrying, a terrorist will have many tools available to him to harm Americans. We need to understand what methods TSA and CBP are putting in place to ensure that, when our borders are finally open to foreign carriers in a large way, we have a process to find out who they are, what they are carrying and where they are going. We want to make sure that we have all of the information so that we have a productive opportunity for the exchange that we are used to, as it relates to people and goods. It is important that we do so. As we do this, we will be able to address the larger question of the relationships between our borders and those on our borders." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sheila Jackson Lee, Daniel E. Lungren, Henry Cuellar, Peter A. DeFazio, Nita M. Lowey, Ginny Brown-Waite, Bill Arrington, Greg Olsavsky, Stephen Russell, Raul G. Salinas, and Gregg M. Ward.
Serial No. 110-50
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