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Security the Maritime Border: The Future of CBP Air and Marine, Hearing Before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Border and Maritime Subcommittee, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 14, 2015   [open pdf - 672KB]

Alternate Title: Security the Maritime Border: The Future of Customs and Border Patrol and Marine,Hearing Before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Border and Maritime Subcommittee, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 14, 2015

This compilation is from the July 14, 2015 hearing, "Security the Maritime Border: The Future of CBP [Customs and Border Patrol] and Marine," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. From the opening statement of Candice Miller: "The need for maritime domain awareness, or the ability to understand where illicit traffic is most likely to occur, cannot be understated. Without this understanding, drugs will continue to transit the maritime corridors and migrants will make the perilous journey to this country. Radar coverage of the Great Lakes, and other areas along the border, is far from complete, which could allow low flying aircraft and vessels to move drugs and other contraband with ease. Within Customs and Border Protection, CBP's Office of Air and Marine has a fleet of over 280 marine vessels and more than 250 aircraft, making it essentially the largest civilian law enforcement air force in the world. They have an enormous responsibility to interdict drugs and migrants using the sea as a means to enter the country." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include the following: Candice Miller, Randolph D. Alles, and John Roth.

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United States. House of Representatives. Committee on Homeland Security: http://www.homeland.house.gov/
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