IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 21, 2007
Mr. Thomas introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish new units of Customs Patrol Officers.
This Act may be cited as the
Shadow Wolves Apprehension and
Tracking Act of 2007.
Customs Patrol officers
The purpose of this section is to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (referred to in this section as the Secretary), to establish new units of Customs Patrol Officers (commonly known as Shadow Wolves) during the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
Establishment of new units
During the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary is authorized to establish within United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement up to 5 additional units of Customs Patrol Officers in accordance with this section, as appropriate.
Each new unit established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall consist of up to 15 Customs Patrol Officers.
The additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement units established pursuant to subsection (b)(1) shall operate on Indian reservations (as defined in section 3 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1452)) located on or near (as determined by the Secretary) an international border with Canada or Mexico, and such other Federal land as the Secretary determines to be appropriate, by—
investigating and preventing the entry of terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband into the United States; and
carrying out such other duties as the Secretary determines to be necessary.
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as are necessary for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2013.