WASHINGTON -- A new government report says that less than 1 percent of the 4,000-mile U.S.-Canada border is considered under the operational control of U.S. border officials.
The chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, calls the report alarming. He released it with Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican.
The report by the Government Accountability Office says Customs and Border Protection believes it can detect illegal entries, respond and deal with them on only about 32 miles of the northern border.
The GAO also found that border officials can detect illegal entries over only about one quarter of the northern border.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.