Response Of Vermont’s Congressional Delegation – Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, And Representative Welch — To U.S. Customs And Border Protection’s Surveillance Proposal

“The Congressional Delegation has serious concerns about the Border Patrol’s plan to install massive surveillance camera towers — involving pristine farmland — along the U.S.-Canadian border. Community members have expressed concerns over what they feel has been limited outreach and communication related to privacy intrusions, property rights, and environmental hazards. The Congressional Delegation shares these concerns. The Delegation will be requesting a 60-day extension of the public comment period to allow citizen and congressional input on CBP’s proposal.”