canadian border http://nwpr.org en U.S. Senate Seeks To Limit Border Patrol Checkpoints, Searches http://nwpr.org/post/us-senate-seeks-limit-border-patrol-checkpoints-searches <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The U.S. Senate wants to put a stop to Border Patrol checkpoints and warrantless searches taking place far from the border with Canada. The policy change was included in an amendment to the larger immigration overhaul being debated this week. It pleases civil liberties and immigrant advocates, but concerns frontline Border Patrol agents.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:13:57 +0000 Tom Banse 29964 at http://nwpr.org U.S. Senate Seeks To Limit Border Patrol Checkpoints, Searches Falling Canadian Dollar Bears Watching Says Border Expert http://nwpr.org/post/falling-canadian-dollar-bears-watching-says-border-expert <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062413TB_Loonie_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Canadian dollar -- affectionately known as the "loonie" -- is dropping in value.&#160;<p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:23:34 +0000 Tom Banse 29908 at http://nwpr.org Falling Canadian Dollar Bears Watching Says Border Expert Cross-Border Traffic From Canada Surges In Early 2013 http://nwpr.org/post/cross-border-traffic-canada-surges-early-2013 <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/050113TB_Border_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Fresh statistics from the U.S and Canadian governments show cross-border traffic between British Columbia and the American Northwest surged in the first quarter of 2013. Canadian visitors account for nearly all of the increase, despite a mild slowdown in economic growth there.<p>The stats show vehicle traffic across the northern border rose nearly 10 percent in the first three months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. Wed, 01 May 2013 23:55:59 +0000 Tom Banse 26829 at http://nwpr.org Cross-Border Traffic From Canada Surges In Early 2013 U.S. To Experiment With Cross-Border Cargo Truck Pre-Inspection In Canada http://nwpr.org/post/us-experiment-cross-border-cargo-truck-pre-inspection-canada <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042413TB_Border_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The federal government announced a pilot project Wednesday to pre-inspect some trucks before they cross into the U.S. from Canada. That will have U.S. officers working on Canadian soil.<p>The ultimate goal is to reduce congestion and wait times at busy border crossings. Michelle James, U.S. Customs and Border Protection field operations director in Seattle, says Canada has agreed to allow U.S. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:54:25 +0000 Tom Banse 26436 at http://nwpr.org U.S. To Experiment With Cross-Border Cargo Truck Pre-Inspection In Canada Wounded Canadian Border Guard Identified http://nwpr.org/post/wounded-canadian-border-guard-identified <p>Police in Canada have identified the guard shot at the Peace Arch border crossing north of Blaine, Wash. She is in stable condition as the investigation into the shooting continues. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:21:31 +0000 Craig McCulloch 16919 at http://nwpr.org Wounded Canadian Border Guard Identified Canadian Border Agent Shot http://nwpr.org/post/canadian-border-agent-shot <p>A Canadian border guard is still recovering after being shot at the Peace Arch crossing north of Blaine, Wash. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:49:56 +0000 Craig McCulloch 16879 at http://nwpr.org Canadian Border Agent Shot Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As Interpreters http://nwpr.org/post/forest-service-ordered-stop-using-border-patrol-interpreters The U.S. Forest Service can no longer use Border Patrol agents as interpreters. That’s according to an order from the federal agriculture department that was made public this week. <p> The issue stems from a case on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks last year. A Latino man and woman were picking salal … that’s shrub used in floral arrangements. <p> They were stopped by a Forest Service officer who said the couple did not have a permit to harvest salal. The man and woman were not native English speakers. The officer called in Border Patrol agents to interpret and for backup. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:32:39 +0000 Derek Wang 9275 at http://nwpr.org Report Raises Human Rights Concerns on Wash.-Canada Border http://nwpr.org/post/report-raises-human-rights-concerns-wash-canada-border <p>A new report says border patrol agents in Washington state routinely profile people of certain races and religions. The report released Tuesday by the University and Washington and immigrant advocates focuses on the U.S.-Canada border. KUOW&rsquo;s Liz Jones reports. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:17:57 +0000 Liz Jones 6753 at http://nwpr.org Report Raises Human Rights Concerns on Wash.-Canada Border