Southwest Border Task Force Report: Third Set of Recommendations   [open pdf - 198KB]

"The Southwest Border Task Force (SWBTF) was originally chartered in June 2009 to provide the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) with recommendations to address issues facing the Southwest border. Led by Task Force Chairman Judge William Webster and Vice-Chairs Ambassador Jim Jones and Sheriff Lupe Trevino, the Task Force completed their third set of recommendations which focused on enhancements on the corridor security program and looking at potential pre-inspection programs. In their third set of recommendations, the Task Force outlined specific recommendations on the corridor security approach being discussed by the Department as well as looking at ways to improve border commerce. The first three recommendations of the report discuss the Corridor Security approach being discussed by the Department. [...] Recommendations 4 -- 14 focused on the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT) model that has been implemented in Arizona and New Mexico/West Texas in the past two years. Recommendations 16 -- 20 discuss ways to improve efficiency at ports of entry. […] Recommendation 20 focused on working to improve rail security along the Southwest Border. […] The final recommendation in the Southwest Border report dealt with expanding the pre-inspection in both the U.S. and Mexico."

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