June 15, 2011

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Hearing on Illegal Tunnels on the Southwest Border

This hearing examined the continued construction of illegal tunnels on the southwest border of the United States and the role these increasingly sophisticated tunnels may play in the transport of drugs, weapons and human beings.

The hearing transcript is available here.

Opening Statements


Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Feinstein’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery.


Chuck Grassley

Sen. Grassely’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery.


James Dinkens

Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Laura Duffy

United States Attorney, Southern District of California

Tim Durst

Assistant Special Agent in Charge for ICE’s San Diego office