Seventh Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of James Ziglar, January 26, 2004 [open pdf - 155KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commisssion, Seventh Public Hearing: Statement of James Ziglar, January 26, 2004
The seventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held January 26-27, 2004 in Washington, DC. The two-day investigative hearing developed facts and circumstances relating to border and aviation security, two central aspects of the Commission's mandate. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "The Response to September 11 on the Borders". In this statement, James W. Ziglar addresses the following: Immigration and Naturalization Service priorities during his tenure as Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; The decisions made about border security on and immediately after the attacks; The use of immigration laws in responding to the attacks subsequent to September 11; and The efforts to restructure and support the INS with funding in the new security environment.