Challenges at the Border, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 9 and 16, 2014 [open pdf - 22MB]
This is the July 9 and 16, 2014 hearing on "Challenges at the Border," held before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "In 2006, just 8 years ago, the Border Patrol apprehended more than a million people at the border. Last year, we stopped just over 420,000. Some got through, but most did not. And while the most recent recession played a role in that drop, I think it is clear that the investments we have made in recent years have paid off. Although overall migration is still at historic lows, we are now facing a large surge, as we know, in undocumented immigration from the Central American countries, including unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children and families showing up at our borders. Some are saying that the current situation shows that our borders are not secure. I do not believe this is true. And, let me be clear. These children and their families are not slipping past our borders undetected. They are being apprehended in large numbers by the Border Patrol almost as soon as they touch the United States, often turning themselves in voluntarily." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Craig W. Fugate, Mark H. Greenberg, Gil R. Kerlikowske, Juan P. Osuna, Franciso, and Thomas S. Winkiwski.
S. Hrg. 113-776; Senate Hearing 113-776
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