Border Security: Infrastructure, Technology, and the Human Element Part I and II: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism, of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, February 13, 2007 and March 8, 2007   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of Loretta Sanchez "The subcommittee is meeting today to receive testimony on border security, infrastructure, technology and the human element. And I want to begin by thanking the witnesses, Chief Aguilar and Rear Admiral David Pekoske, who are joining us today at this important hearing on border security, infrastructure, technology and the human element. This is the first hearing in the Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism Terrorism Subcommittee, and I hope today's discussion will be the first of many useful discussions between this committee and the department. And I look forward to a very productive Congress this year. One of the top issues that this subcommittee will focus on is border security. And today, we have the opportunity to explore broadly the challenges we face in securing our borders and the ways in which infrastructure, technology and personnel can be used to secure our country. To begin with, I am interested in discussing the diversity of the issues that we face on the northern, the southern and the coastal borders, and how Customs and Border Protection and the Coast Guard work independently and how you work jointly to get this done." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Loretta Sanchez, Mark E. Souder, Bennie G. Thompson, Gus M. Bilirakis, Henry Cuellar, Al Green, Jane Harman, Sheila Jackson Lee, Zoe Lofgren, David V. Aguilar, David Pekoske, Jeffrey Scott McIllwain, Michael O'Hanlon, Andrew M. Ramirez and Michael Wermuth.

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