Improving Security and Facilitating Commerce at America's Northern Border and Ports Of Entry, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, May 17, 2011   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of Charles E. Schumer: "Today's hearing is on improving security and facilitating commerce at our northern border and ports of entry. Last August, along with Senator Kyl, I passed a $600 million supplemental border bill that fortified the southern border. But after we addressed the southern border, the Government Accountability Office issued a report indicating that, 'Only 32 of the nearly 400 northern border miles in fiscal year 2010 had reached an acceptable level of security.' Upon reading that report, I asked Commissioner Bersin and Director Morton, the heads of the two major agencies who are responsible for border security to testify here today on how we can improve security at our northern border." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles Schumer, Patrick J. Leahy, Charles Grassley, John Cornyn, Alan Bersin, John Morton, Nelson Balido, Richard Cortez, Colleen M. Kelley, Addie J. Russell, and Monica Weisberg-Stewart.

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S. Hrg. 112-260; Senate Hearing 112-260; Serial No. J-112-21
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