H. R. 6368
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 20, 2012
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to provide a joint report to Congress on the Departments’ ability to track, investigate and quantify cross-border violence along the Southwest Border and provide recommendations to Congress on how to accurately track, investigate, and quantify cross-border violence.
This Act may be cited as the
Border Security Information
Improvement Act of 2012.
Report on cross-Border violence on the southwest border
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall jointly submit to the congressional committees set forth in subsection (b) a report on cross-border violence on the Southwest Border of the United States. Such study shall include—
the definition of cross-border violence used by law enforcement components within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security;
the ability of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and their law enforcement components to track, investigate, quantify, and report on the level of cross-border violence occurring along the Southwest Border of the United States;
the extent to which the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security define and track cross-border violence and steps being taken to address the effects of cross-border violence along the Southwest Border of the United States;
the information and data on cross-border violence collected and made available through inter-agency taskforces on the Southwest Border of the United States, including the Southwest Border High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Arizona’s Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats, the El Paso Intelligence Center, the Border Enforcement and Security Task Force, and State and Local Fusion Centers; and
the additional resources needed to track, investigate, quantify and report on the level of cross-border violence occurring along the United States-Mexico border.
The congressional committees set forth in this subsection are—
the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate;
the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives; and
the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.
Passed the House of Representatives September 19, 2012.
Karen L. Haas,