Hearing

09.14.16

Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America

September 14, 2016 10:00 AM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

This hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) capabilities to identify and track foreign fighters and other bad actors attempting to enter the United States. We will also review how the Department shares intelligence across the components ranging from border security intelligence, aviation threats, refugee, asylum, and student visa vetting and how this is then shared with outside stakeholders to prevent attacks. The hearing will also examine the evolving challenges for DHS in this accelerated threat environment fifteen years post-9/11.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

Witnesses

The Honorable Francis X. Taylor
Under Secretary
Office of Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

The Honorable León Rodriguez
Director
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Dr. Huban Gowadia
Deputy Administrator
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Mr. Kevin McAleenan
Deputy Commissioner
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Mr. Daniel D. Ragsdale
Deputy Director
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony