Serial No. 112-123: A Line in the Sand: Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nation's Borders, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, November 16, 2012   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the November 16, 2012 hearing on "A Line in the Sand: Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nation's Borders," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management. From the opening statement of Michael McCaul: "International terrorist networks are expanding their ties to ruthless Mexican drug-trafficking organizations and creating risks to our Nation's borders and a possible attack on our homeland. These are findings from our subcommittee's investigative report released yesterday: The Majority report, entitled 'A Line in the Sand: Confronting Crime Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border,' describes the growing concern that terrorist organizations will exploit burgeoning relationships with Latin American drug traffickers to infiltrate the Southwest Border undetected. Specifically Iran is attempting to cement relations with certain Latin American countries to expand its influence and challenge the United States. Iran has cultivated stronger relationships with Venezuela. Examining travel between the two countries, according to Ambassador Roger Noriega, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, direct commercial flights from Caracas to Tehran continue despite claims to the contrary." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael T. McCaul, William R. Keating, Roger Noriega, Frank J. Cilluffo, Douglas Farah, and Marc Rosenblum.

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