This report is based on a study conducted by the Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives. It discusses the two overriding challenges in border security -- the protection of the American homeland at its land boundaries, coasts, & ports of entry. The first & most important challenge lies in striking the right balance between effective law enforcement at the border & preserving valuable trade & travel. The second challenge lies in setting the priorities of border law enforcement itself so it can meet all of the different threats. Chapters: Threats at Our Borders & Ports of Entry; Federal Law Enforcement at the Borders & Ports of Entry; New Proposals for Border & Port of Entry Law Enforcement; & Conclusions. Maps & graphs. Also includes a 23-page report, Cost of Border Delays to OntarioÓ (2004).Burton, Dan is the author of 'Federal Law Enforcement at the Borders and Ports of Entry Challenges and Solutions, 8th Report by the Committee on Governmental Reform, U.S. House of Representatives' with ISBN 9780756732134 and ISBN 0756732131.