On the Line: Border Security from an Agent and Officer Perspective, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 9, 2018 [open pdf - 657KB]
This is the January 9, 2018 hearing On the Line: Border Security from an Agent and Officer Perspective, held before Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Representative Martha McSally: "Agents and officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection work every single day to secure our Nation, often in rugged terrain, sometimes in very remote areas far away from the amenities of modern life. They are exposed to the blistering heat of the Arizona desert and the brutal cold in places like Havre, Montana. Working at the Nation's ports of entry, the men and women of CBP [Customs and Border Protection] are the driving force behind our border security operations. The Nation is fortunate they are willing to endure hardship to make sure the border is secure. Agents are willing to take significant risks on every single shift to ensure that cartels cannot smuggle drugs and dangerous individuals across our border or through our ports of entry with impunity. It is dangerous work, made more dangerous because agents are subject to frequent assaults. [...] The challenges for our agents and officers are significant, which is why I have called this hearing today. I think it will benefit the Members of the subcommittee to receive first-hand testimony from the line agents on the ground." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brandon Judd, Jon Anfinsen, Rosemarie Pepperdine, and Anthony M. Reardon.
Serial No. 115-43
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