S. Hrg. 107-341: Northern Border Security: Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, Special Hearing, October 3, 2001, December 5, 2001, Washington, DC [open pdf - 443KB]
S. Hrg. 107-341: From the opening statement of "This hearing is to discuss the issue of border security, and especially about northern border security. It is our countries intention to hold a series of hearings on border security. While there are questions and interesting things to talk about a wide range of security issues dealing with our borders, I want to especially this morning at today's hearing talk about northern border security. All of us know that the tragic events of September 11 have persuaded this country that we must do much, much more to make sure that we protect the security of our country. A country cannot and will not be secure unless it has secure borders. We are a free country with substantial traffic, and freight, and people coming across our border, and we do not want to change that. By the same token, we want to make sure that we keep out of this country those who are not supposed to come in, and especially that we are vigilant in trying to determine and detect those who are suspected terrorists who we want to prevent from coming into our country. Both of the agencies that will testify here today stand on the front lines of protecting our borders. In the State of North Dakota, and other States that border Canada on the northern side, we have remote border crossings. Every day we have a few people, in most cases one or two people, standing guard, vigilant in trying to make sure that those borders are secure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert C. Bonner, Byron L. Dorgan, Mike DeWine, Patrick J. Leahy, Conrad Burns, James W. Ziglar, Patty Murray, Colleen Kelley, Carl Levin, Barbara A. Mikulski, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Charles Schumer, Debbie Stabenow, John Hoeven, Howard Dean, Dick Posthumus, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Timothy J. Lowenberg, Michael Haugen, Judd Gregg, Judy Martz, Gary Locke, and George E. Pataki.
S. Hrg. 107-341; Senate Hearing 107-341