Border patrol: Southwest border enforcement affected by mission expansion and budget : statement of Harold A. Valentine, Associate Director, Administration of Justice Issues, before the Subcommittee on International Law, Immigration, and Refugees, Committee of the Judiciary, House of Representatives

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The Office, 1992 - Border patrols - 8 pages
 

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Page 1 - ... vehicles should be considered for replacement because they exceeded the General Services Administration's (GSA) mileage criteria. BACKGROUND The Border Patrol's mission is to maintain control of the international boundaries between the ports-of-entry by detecting and preventing the smuggling and illegal entry of aliens into the United States. As part of its mission, the Border Patrol also interdicts narcotics and other contraband. In 1991, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated...
Page 2 - ... preventing smuggling and illegal entry of aliens into the United States. In addition, in 1991, ONDCP designated the Border Patrol the primary agency for narcotics interdiction between the ports of entry. To accomplish its mission, the Border Patrol (1) patrols the international boundaries and (2) inspects passengers and vehicles at checkpoints located along highways leading from border areas, at bus and rail stations, and at air terminals. The Border Patrol uses vehicles and aircraft to patrol...
Page 4 - Further, the Attorney General has requested an additional 200 Border Patrol agent positions in the fiscal year 1993 budget.
Page 2 - President's budget. office, which is in the Executive Office of the President, is responsible for developing and implementing a national drug control strategy.
Page 5 - The Border Patrol's nonborder control activities, such as pursuing criminal aliens and enforcing IRCA have increased. Border Patrol officials in sectors along the southwest border believe that given their increased responsibilities for these activities, the staff resources devoted to border control are insufficient to carry out their border control mission. According to an official, at one location in the McAllen Sector seven agents were patrolling 66 miles of the border. For about 3 hours each night,...
Page 1 - ... the international boundaries between the ports-of-entry by detecting and preventing the smuggling and illegal entry of aliens into the United States. As part of its mission, the Border Patrol also interdicts narcotics and other contraband. In 1991, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated the Border Patrol as the primary agency for narcotics interdiction between the ports-of-entry.1 In accomplishing its mission, the Border Patrol patrols the international boundaries (called...
Page 4 - For example, the southwest border sectors had 4,240 authorized positions but had 3,669 staff on actual duty at the end of fiscal year 1990. According to INS officials, in 1990 INS reduced the number of total Border Patrol authorized positions by 633, and the southwest sectors were reduced by 483 to more accurately reflect anticipated funding.

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