Protecting the Homeland: Building a Layered and Coordinated Approach to Border Security: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, June 15, 2004   [open pdf - 214KB]

From the opening statement of Dave Camp: "Today's hearing is on Protecting the Homeland: Building a Layered and Coordinated Approach to Border Security. This hearing will examine the level of cooperation within the Department of Homeland Security in preventing terrorists and others from entering the United States illegally. Today, we will hear from two panels. Panel I is Mr. Victor Cerda, Senior Adviser to the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; and Mr. David Aguilar, Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief, Bureau of Customers and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. Panel II is Dr. James Carafano, Senior Research Fellow for Defense and Homeland Security at the Heritage Foundation; Mr. Randel K. Johnson, Vice President for Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Mr. T.J. Bonner, President of the National Border Patrol Council, AFL-CIO; and Mr. Sergio Ugazio, Secretary for the National INS Council Local 1944 of the American Federation of Government Employees." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dave Camp, Loretta Sanchez, Jim Turner, Norman D. Dicks, Jennifer Dunn, Kay Granger, Sheila Jackson-Lee, John B. Shadegg, Mark E. Souder, David Aguilar, Victor X. Cerda, T.J. Bonner, James Carafano, Randel K. Johnson, and Sergio Ugazio.

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