First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: Statement of Glenn Fine, April 1, 2003 [open pdf - 93KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, First Public Hearing: Statement of Glenn Fine, April 1, 2003
The first public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on March 31-April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, NY. The purpose of this public hearing was to engage those whose lives were forever changed by the events of September 11 in a public dialogue about the Commission's goals and priorities. The Commission also sought to learn about work already completed and the state of current knowledge, in order to identify the most important issues and questions requiring further investigation. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "Borders, Money, and Transportation Security". Glenn A. Fine was confirmed by the United States Senate as the inspector general of the Department of Justice on December 15, 2000. Topics covered in his testimony deal with the Office of the Inspector general reviews relating to border security issues and include such issues as: the INS's contacts with two September 11 terrorists, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) follow-up review, efforts to control the northern border, nonimmigrant overstays, the INS's automated I-94 system, final orders of removal, the institutional removal program, the visa waiver program, passenger inspections at airports, security at airport facilities, and the Resendez-Ramirez Case.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: www.9-11commission.gov