BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sen. Charles Schumer is convening a Senate committee hearing to press for updates on security initiatives along the northern border.
The New York Democrat is on the subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. Tuesday’s hearing in Washington will include testimony from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, as well as Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Alan Bersin.
Schumer says a number of initiatives are in the works that would impact security and improve commerce along the border. Among them is a proposal to use military-grade radar to combat drug trafficking. Schumer also wants to speed commercial traffic from Canada into the United States at the busy Peace Bridge in Buffalo and to create a security task force team in Massena in northern New York.