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

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Scott A. Luck, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Buffalo Kevin Kelly address DHS’ assessment of threats on the Northern Border and our efforts to ensure its security.

Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10.  This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA). Once Canada takes action and the agreement enters into force, the LRMA will strengthen the security of our homeland while facilitating legitimate cross-border travel. 

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Securing the nation through preclearance. Secretary Johnson announces 11 new overseas @CustomsBorder preclearance locations to identify threats long before they arrive in the U.S.Securing the nation through preclearance. Secretary Johnson announces 11 new overseas @CustomsBorder preclearance locations to identify threats long before they arrive in the U.S.

Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On Steps To Further Secure The Homeland

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, federal, state and local law enforcement and homeland security officials in this country have been in a heightened state of readiness. This past Thanksgiving week, many Americans witnessed this first-hand at airports, train stations, parades, public places and events.

Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On House Homeland Security Committee Task Force Report On Combating Terrorist And Foreign Fighter Travel

I thank the House Homeland Security Committee, in particular Chairman McCaul and Ranking Member Thompson, for their work examining the critical issue of foreign terrorist fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq. The report published by the Committee’s bipartisan task force is an important assessment of how we in the U.S. government can enhance our efforts to counter the foreign terrorist fighter threat. As noted in the report, the Department of Homeland Security has undertaken much of what is recommended.

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