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Priorities To Securing The United States Border

Recorded on July 28, 2009

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) faces a daunting task each day: keeping terrorists and their weapons outside of our nation's borders in addition to enforcing hundreds of other U.S. regulations.  CBP is responsible for monitoring 1,900 miles of the Mexican border along with 5,000 miles of the Canadian border, in addition to regulating 327 ports of entry.  Acting CBP Commissioner Ahern will discuss the agency's top priorities and goals in his address.  How will CBP continue or improve imperative border security efforts?  Join us as Commissioner Ahern addresses these questions and other related matters.