Authorizing Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 8, 2014   [open pdf - 243KB]

This is from the April 8, 2014 hearing on "Authorizing Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the statement of Candice S. Miller: "The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are two of the largest Federal law enforcement agencies in the Government. Though is hard to believe, neither one of them has ever been formally authorized by the Congress into law, since the creation of Homeland Security over 12 years ago. So for more than a decade, these two agencies have existed apart from explicit statutory authority which other agencies of the Federal Government routinely receive. To that end, myself and the Ranking Member have introduced H.R. 3846 and also H.R. 4279, the United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act, respectively. These bills represent the first attempt by the Congress since the Homeland Security Act was enacted to clearly delineate the current authorities and responsibilities of the these two vital agencies which fall within the Department of Homeland Security. As the committee of primary jurisdiction over CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] and ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement], we are responsible not only for oversight of the agencies under their purview, of course, but also for the policy guidance to the Department as a whole to furnish the agencies with the proper authorities to carry out their mission." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sheila Jackson Lee, Kevin K. Mcaleenan, Daniel H. Ragsdale, and Colleen M. Kelley.

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