Building a Secure Community: How Can DHS Better Leverage State and Local Partnerships? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 10, 2012 [open pdf - 232KB]
This is the July 10, 2012 hearing, "Building a Secure Community: How Can DHS Better Leverage State and Local Partnerships?" held before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. From the opening statement of Candice S. Miller: "I think all of us here on this subcommittee want to do everything in our power to make sure that we give ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] the tools and the resources and the support that they need to get the job done. Tangible border security requires that we take a layered approach, and not just solely focus on the line in the sand that separates the United States from Mexico. We have the long, often-liquid border that we share with Canada, or of course the thousands of miles of coastline. Because the truth is, despite our best efforts and the billions we spend on personnel, on infrastructure, technology, drug and human smugglers and others will inevitably try to find a way through. Not only do hardworking people come across the border in search of a better life, but human smugglers and drug cartels and drug mules also come into this country with less than pure motivations, and often prey on the innocent." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Candice S. Miller, Henry Cuellar, Bennie G. Thompson, and John Morton.
Serial No. 112-102
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