Border Security--2015, Volume 2 of 2, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session; Securing the Border: Understanding Threats and Strategies for the Northern Border, April 22, 2015; Securing the Border: Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology Force Multipliers, May 13, 2015; The 2014 Humanitarian Crisis at Our Border: A Review of the Government's Response to Unaccompanied Minors One Year Later, July 7, 2015; Securing the Border: Understanding Threats and Strategies for the Maritime Border, July 15, 2015; All Hands on Deck: Working Together to End the Trafficking and Abuse of Prescription Opioids, Heroin, and Fentanyl, September 14, 2015; Ongoing Migration from Central America: An Examination of FY 2015 Apprehensions, October 21, 2015; America's Heroin Epidemic at the Border: Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Illicit Narcotic Trafficking, November 23, 2015 [open pdf - 18MB]
This hearing is spread over multiple days on "Border Security," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "Over the past couple months, we have spent a fair amount of time on this Committee, as some of you know because you have been here, focusing on trying to better understand the security challenges that we face along our Southern Border with Mexico. But as large and challenging as our Southern Border is, our shared border with Canada is even larger and comes with its own unique opportunities and risks. Our shared border with Canada is-listen to this-the largest in the world. It spans some 4,000 miles. And when you add in Alaska, Alaska's borders with Canada, that goes up to about 5,500 miles. It is huge. It is also an economic powerhouse for both of our countries. According to at least one estimate, some 300,000 people and $1.5 billion in trade cross the U.S.-Canada border every day. That is something to celebrate, even as we pay close attention to addressing potential border threats." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen C. Goss, Eileen J. O'Connor, Luke Peter Bellocchi, Shawn Moran, Bo Cooper, Michael Chertoff, Marc E. Frey, Brian Michael Jenkins, Mark Koumans, Maureen Dugan, Edward J. Ramotowski, Chris Cabrera, Mark J. Dannels, Howard G. Buffett, Othal E. Brand, Monica Weisberg-Stewart, Barry R. McCaffrey, John P. Torres, Elizabeth Kempshall, Benny Martinez, Bryan E. Costigan, William A. Kandel, Roger F. Noriega, Adolfo A. Franco, Eric L. Olson, Woodrow Wilson, Alan D. Bersin, Francisco Palmieri, Kenneth E. Tovo, Jeffrey S. Passel, Daniel Garza, Madeline Zavodny, Randel K. Johnson, Marc R. Rosenblum, Michael J. Fisher, James C. Spero, John Wagner, David Rodriguez Richard S. Hartunian, Randolph D. Alles, Mark Borkowski, Ronald Vitiello, Anh Duong, Rebecca Gambler, Michael John Garcia, Juan P. Osuna, Mark H. Greenberg, Philip T. Miller, Joseph E. Langlois, Peter J. Brown, Randolph D. Alles, Peter T. Edge, Enoch ''Nick'' Willard, Doug Griffin, Heidi Moran, Michael P. Botticelli, R. Gil Kerlikowske, John ''Jack'' Riley, Kimberly M. Gianopoulos, Chris Cabrera Kevin Casas-Zamora, D.Phil., Peter D. Bell, Duncan Wood, Mark J. Seitz, Douglas A. Ducey, Frank Milstead, Bill Montgomery, Mark J. Dannels, Dawn Mertz, Brandon Judd, and Jeff Taylor.
S. Hrg. 114-516; Senate Hearing 114-516
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