Border Security--2019, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, April 4, April 9, June 26, July 17, July 30, and November 13, 2019 [open pdf - 50MB]
This is the April 4, April 9, June 26, July 17, July 30 and November 13, 2019 hearings on "Border Security--2019," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Gary C. Peters: "I appreciate the Chairman's focus on obtaining accurate, timely data on migration and border security. Certainly, few issues that we face today are as complex as this one or as controversial. Far too often, harmful rhetoric drowns out reasonable dialogue, and I hope that this hearing can cut through that rhetoric and let us focus on the facts. The situation on our Southern Border, in Mexico, and throughout the Northern Triangle is dynamic. [...] The reality is that much of our current infrastructure was built to address the challenges of the 1990s and early last decade when the majority of unauthorized border crossings were single men seeking economic opportunity. That is not what the statistics show us today, and it is not what our staff saw during a bipartisan delegation to the Southern Border last month. Overwhelmingly, they saw families from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. They saw parents with children. They saw children who had made the journey to the border without their parents. They saw our hardworking law enforcement officers, public servants, volunteers, and civic leaders doing their best to manage what is certainly a very difficult situation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark A. Morgan, John Daniel Davidson, Andrew Selee, Rodolfo Karisch, Randy Howe, Timothy Tubbs, Jonathan White, Greg Cherundolo, Brian S. Hastings, Gregory Nevano, Karen Tandy, Jayson Ahern, Leon Fresco, Sharon W. Cooper, Jennifer L. Costello, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, Derek N. Benner, and James McHenry.
S. Hrg. 116-431; Senate Hearing 116-431
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