Border Study Identifies Insufficient Number of Agents

The United States Government Accountability Office recently completed a study on the Northern border with Canada and ports of entry along the border.  Port Huron was one of the communities featured in that Federal report to the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. Senate. The GAO was asked to review Customs and Border Protection efforts to secure the northern border between ports of entry.

This report examines staffing and resource challenges and actions taken to address those challenges. The report also examines the extent to which CBP has developed and implemented performance measures.  The report recommended that both Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations each develop and implement performance measures to assess their effectiveness at securing the northern border between ports of entry. They identified an insufficient number of agents, frequency of air and maritime missions, and several resource challenges like radar and surveillance technology.