Potential Terrorist Threats: Border Security Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 22, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the March 22, 2016 hearing on "Potential Terrorist Threats: Border Security Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean" held before the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. From the testimony of Juan Gonzalez: "Now effective border management in Latin America and the Caribbean is vital to our economic prosperity and national security. Throughout the hemisphere, we are working with governments to eliminate trade barriers, integrate electricity grids and energy markets, connect national infrastructures, and cement commercial relationships. As evidence, I offer that our trillion dollar trade relationship and over 3 million American jobs, supported by our economic relationship with Canada and Mexico, demonstrate what is possible when governments collaborate actively. At the same time that we are using our border cooperation to promote prosperity, we are equally determined to use them to safeguard the homeland and to ensure safe, legal, and orderly migration to the United States. Border security was a focus of the recent Canada state visit. We always share travel information with Canada, including our respective no-fly lists. And the President and Prime Minister Trudeau used their meeting to discuss what more we can do to secure our borders while actively promoting commerce. We are also working with Mexico on border enforcement at both its northern and southern border to regulate migration, combat smuggling, and target narco-traffickers and our counterterrorism cooperation with Mexico is excellent." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Juan Gonzalez, Alan D. Bersin, and Lev Kubiak.

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