Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Keeping people from crossing the border illegally is a legal issue as well as a matter of national security. We simply must keep people from crossing our borders undetected if we are going to protect our homeland. My agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, belongs to the Department of Homeland Security which has developed a national strategy for gaining control of the borders.
The name of that strategy is the Secure Border Initiative. SBI outlines the need for an increase in the number of Border Patrol agents equipped with the right infrastructure to support them, like roads, lights, fences and barriers, along with technology, like remote cameras on poles near the border and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles overlooking the border watching for border intrusions."
Answer to the question "With 11 million illegal imigrants living here in the USA. How do we plan to keep them from coming to our country illegally?" "Ask the White House," Aug. 4, 2006
Experts Immigration officials, people with post-graduate degrees in fields relevant to immigration issues, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, immigration issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 2006 - Feb. 2009
Director, U.S. Secret Service, 2003-2006
Former Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2002-2003
Former Chief of Staff, Transportation Security Administration
Former Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Training, U.S. Secret Service
Former Assistant Director, Office of Administration, U.S. Secret Service
Former Special Agent in charge of the Cleveland Field Office, the Washington Field Office and the Vice Presidential Protective Division, U.S. Secret Service