Improving Security, Trade, and Travel at Land Ports of Entry at the Southwest Border, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, June 16, 2021 [open pdf - 10MB]
This is the June 16, 2021 hearing on "Improving Security, Trade, and Travel at Land Ports of Entry at the Southwest Border," held before the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the testimony of Kevin K. McAleenan: "The topic of this hearing, Improving Security, Trade, and Travel at Land Ports of Entry on the Southwest Border, is a critical one and it is a privilege to be with such a knowledgeable group, knowledgeable panel, on Southwest Border operations. [...] Over the past decade, Congress has provided significant resources to CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] for land border ports of entry and enhanced legal authorities to enter into innovative public-private partnerships and CBP has endeavored to deploy them to continually improve the facilitation of lawful trade and travel while enhancing security. As a result, CBP has made substantial progress in improving operations at ports of entry toward that goal of an increasingly well-managed border, that [sic] one that efficiently and effectively identifies and interdicts threats while expediting the vast majority of lawful travel and trade. More investment, however, infrastructure, technology, and personnel is needed to sustain and build on this progress and that investment can have substantial benefits for the United States economy impacting all 50 States." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kevin K. McAleenan, Anthony Reardon, Samuel Vale, and Guillermo Valencia.
S. Hrg. 117-35; Senate Hearing 117-35
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