Serial No. 109-4: CBP and ICE: Does the Current Organizational Structure Best Serve U.S. Homeland Security Interests? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, March 9, 2005   [open pdf - 313KB]

From the opening statement of Mike Rogers: "The purpose of today's hearing will focus on one of the most important management challenges facing the Department and involves one of the most important functions, protecting our borders and enforcing our immigration and customs laws. The Border and Transportation Security Directorate, or BTS, of the Department of Homeland Security is divided into two now separate bureaus, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. In particular, we will explore whether the current Division of Border Security, within CBP, and Immigration and Customs investigations, within ICE, is the best way to structure these important functions or if the separation has caused more operational, administrative, and budgetary problems that negatively impact the Homeland Security missions of these agencies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mike Rogers, Kendrick B. Meek, Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Donna Christensen, Charles W. Dent, Katherine Harris, Michael McCaul, Bill Pascrell, Jr., Dave G. Reichert, Christopher Shays, T.J. Bonner, Randy Allen Callahan, James Carafanono, Michael Cutler, Kenneth C. Klug, David Venturella, and Sheila Jackson-Lee.

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