Serial No. 109-68: The 9/11 Reform Act: Examining the Implementation of the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, March 8, 2006   [open pdf - 151KB]

From the opening statement of Mike Rogers: "The 9/11 Commission correctly pointed out that before September 11, 2001, no U.S. Government agency systemically analyzed terrorists' travel strategies. The 9/11 Commission also believed if the Federal Government had done so, we could have discovered how terrorist predecessors to al-Qa'ida exploited the weaknesses in our border security. As a result, and based on the Commission's recommendation, the Committee on Homeland Security, along with the Committee on International Relations, pushed for the terrorist travel provisions in the 9/11 Reform Act. Through the Act, Congress directed the Departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security to address the problem of terrorist travel, including human smuggling and trafficking, in a comprehensive way. The result was the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center. We look forward to hearing about the effectiveness of the Center today, as well as challenges to this interagency effort." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mike Rogers, Kendrick Meek, Katherine Harris, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Bill Pascrell Jr., Dave G. Reichert, John Clark, Mare Gorelick, Chris Swecker, Susan Ginsburg.

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