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    Drug Cartels and Border Security

    Witnesses that included representatives from the Coast Guard and the Homeland Security and State Departments testified at a hearing the threats posed to the U.S. by drug cartel operations,…

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    Border Security

    Newly appointed U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan testified before a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on the effectiveness of border patrol checkpoints. Chief Morgan discussed U.S…

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    Visa Overstays and National Security

    Federal officials with Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testified at a hearing on the security risks caused by…

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    Homeland Security: Border and Maritime Security

    “Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: Using Technology to Increase Situational Awareness and Operational Control”

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    Homeland Security: Border and Maritime Security

    “Life on the Border: Examining Border Security through the Eyes of Local Residents and Law Enforcement”

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    Homeland Security: Border and Maritime Security

    “Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security: How does CBP Prioritize and Improve Staffing and Infrastructure”

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    Homeland Security: Border and Maritime Security

    “A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An Examination of CBP’s Public Private Partnerships.”

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    Homeland Security: Border and Maritime Security

    “Protecting Maritime Facilities in the 21st Century: Are Our Nation’s Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack?”

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    Domestic Threat by Western Terrorists

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State testified at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on the threat posed by ISIL* terrorists with western…

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    Passport Fraud

    Witnesses testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security about passport fraud and passport screening procedures in the both the U.S. and the rest of the…

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    U.S. Border Security

    Witnesses testified on border and maritime security challenges and metrics for measuring progress. Topics included defining when a border was secure, technology, operational control, immigration, and…

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    Border and Maritime Security

    Witnesses testified on U.S. border security. They focused on visa security after the Christmas Day bombing incident exposed gaps in Customs and Border Protection Agency’s program for…

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    U.S. Immigration Policy

    John Morton testified about U.S. immigration policy, border security, and cooperative agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, such as the Secure Communities program, which cross-checks…

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    U.S. Border Security

    Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border security efforts. They focused on a proposal to shift from a “resource-based” to a…

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    Maritime Security and Trade Issues

    Witnesses testified about the Obama administration’s new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security, released on January 25. Topics included the administration’s use of a risk-based…

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    Federal Secure Border Program

    A hearing was held on the Secure Border Initiative, focusing on deployment and construction of “virtual fence” technology along the border between the United States and Mexico. Questions…

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    SAFE Port Act

    A panel of government officials and others testified about delays in the implementation of the 2006 SAFE Port Act one year after its passage. The legislation includes a third-party…

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    Border-Crossing Issues

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on human trafficking issues, including the scope of the problem and the resources required to reduce the occurrences and prosecute offenders.

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