U.S. Congressional Trade Committee Questions CBP and ICE

On May 20, 2010, the top management of both U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. Chairman Tanner said the hearing was "to strike the right balance" between trade facilitation and security. Unfortunately, the Committee heard all about the enforcement success of both ICE and CBP without hearing about the difficulties faced daily by importers and customs brokers.