U.S. Border Patrol: Failure of the Administration to Deliver a Comprehensive Land Border Strategy Leaves Our Nation's Borders Vulnerable [open pdf - 67KB]
"Almost four years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, our land borders remain porous and vulnerable to entry by terrorists and criminals. This security gap remains because the Administration has failed to create a comprehensive strategy that prioritizes our border security needs and seamlessly protects our borders. The wrong priorities set by the U.S. government have created obstacles to securing our land borders and have failed to provide the men and women of the Border Patrol the basic equipment, resources, and support needed to do their jobs. In the Federal government, the Border Patrol, a critical component of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is responsible for patrolling the border areas of the U.S. between ports of entry. These patrols are critical to preventing terrorists, weapons, and undocumented immigrants and cargo from crossing the border. In the post 9/11 era, the challenge of protecting our borders has grown while the flow of people and goods continues across our borders."
U.S. Select Committee on Homeland Security, Democratic Office: http://www.house.gov/hsc/democrats.gov