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*Advisory* Border Security Threats to the Homeland: DHS' Response to Innovative Tactics and Techniques

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, at 10:00am entitled, "Border Security Threats to the Homeland: DHS' response to Innovative Tactics and Techniques."

Chairman Miller said: "As we have strengthened the Department of Homeland Security presence along the borders, drug cartels, human smugglers, and illegal aliens have come up with innovative and creative ways to bypass our security measures. We want to examine the Department's response to these shifting border smuggling tactics and their use of small boats, semi and fully submersibles, small ultra light aircraft, and the proliferation of border tunnels. As we put pressure on one area, these drug cartels and smugglers shift to another which directly points to a need for a comprehensive strategy to secure the border. Ad hoc deployments of resources to plug a hole, or address a gap that exists today without thinking about the drug cartel's next move has to be replaced with analytical thinking that anticipates weaknesses that our adversary may try to exploit. I will be interested in understanding how the Department is responding to new and evolving challenges along the borders."


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