December 11th, 2009
04:33 PM ET

The threat of border tunnels

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/americas/06/11/mexico.drug.tunnel/art.tunnel.cbp.jpg caption="An uncompleted tunnel measuring 48 feet in the U.S. and 35 feet in Mexico."]

California Institute for Federal Policy Research

On July 9, 2009, the Senate passed its version of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill which provides $42.926 billion to the department.

The following is a quick analysis of the bill on how it will impact issues facing California – including the drug violence along the California border with Mexico.

The Committee Report states: “Border tunnels pose a serious national security risk by providing a means for smugglers to move drugs, guns, and people under the border. Since September 11, 2001, more than 90 border tunnels have been discovered.

Go here to read the full report

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