Serial No. 108-19: Impact of the Drug Trade on Border Security and National Parks, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, March 10, 2003 [open pdf - 6MB]
The purpose of these hearings is to examine the impact of the drug trade on border security and national parks. Subcommittee Chairman Mark Souder made the following remarks in his opening statement, "The subcommittee has focused particular attention on the effectiveness of the Federal law enforcement agencies entrusted with protecting and administering our Nation's borders and ports of entry. Last summer the subcommittee released a comprehensive report on these issues, but our study continues. This is the report that was just released. It is a little over 100 pages, it is the most comprehensive study in the history of the government on the border. Today's hearing is intended to focus on the problem of illegal drug smuggling across the southern border, and the related crime and damage caused by that smuggling. This hearing is not intended to focus on the related problem of illegal immigration, which is a much larger and even more contentious issue. We understand, of course, that the issue of illegal immigration is bound to come up today as it is so deeply intertwined with the problem of narcotics smuggling along the southern border." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Aguilar, Edward D. Manuel, Fern Salcido, Augustine Toro, Ben Anderson, Jennifer Allen, Reverend Robin Hoover, Dom Ciccone, Joseph Delgado, Robin Hoover, Mark E. Souder, William Wellman, Hugh Winderweedle, and James Woolley.
Serial No. 108-19
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