Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Looking North: Assessing the Current Threat at the U.S.-Canada Border”

Release Date: November 14, 2017 210 House Capitol Visitor Center Chairwoman McSally, Ranking Member Vela, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) assessment of threats on the Northern Border and our efforts to ensure its security. The U.S.-Canada border separates two friendly nations with a long history of social, cultural, and economic ties, and a high volume of cross-border trade and travel. At 5,525 miles, 1,500 of which are shared by Alaska with British Columbia and the Yukon Territory in Canada, the border is the longest bilateral land boundary in the world. On average, more than 60 million international travelers and 27 million vehicles are processed at the more than 120 land ports of entry (POEs) and 17 ferry land crossings annually. DHS has committed significant personnel to securing the Northern Border. More than 2,000 U.S. Border Patrol (USBP)...

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