Published Date:  

2006-06-12 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would transfer the duties of the Shadow Wolves Customs Patrol unit to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (This unique tracking unit, operating solely along the part of the border occupied by the Tohono O’odham Nation, has been greatly successful in pursuing smugglers and maintaining order along the border, but its relegation to Customs and Border Protection, which does not consider itself responsible for intelligence gathering and evidence collection, has stifled the unit’s effectiveness.)

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to transfer to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement all functions of the Customs Patrol Officers unit operating on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Souder [R-IN3, 2003-2010] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 5589

Chamber:  

House