ALIEN SMUGGLING: DHS Could Better Address Alien Smuggling along the Southwest Border by Leveraging Investigative Resources and Measuring Program Performance

Stana, Richard M.
July 2010
GAO Reports;7/22/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on the insights of Richard M. Stana, Director of the Homeland Security and Justice Issues, on federal actions to combat alien smuggling in the U.S. southwest border. It cites the National Drug Threat Assessment by the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) in 2008 which reveals that the southwest border is the entry point of drug-trafficking organizations. Moreover, the Office of Investigation's (OI) work years on alien smuggling has increased from 190 to 197 years.


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