canadian border

Border Patrol
4:13 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

U.S. Senate Seeks To Limit Border Patrol Checkpoints, Searches

Under current law, Border Patrol agents can set up vehicle checkpoints within 100 miles of the Canadian border.
Credit U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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.

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Currency Exchange And Economy
5:23 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Falling Canadian Dollar Bears Watching Says Border Expert

Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 5:08 pm

The Canadian dollar -- affectionately known as the "loonie" -- is dropping in value. 

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Canadian Border
4:55 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Cross-Border Traffic From Canada Surges In Early 2013

Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 3:09 pm

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.

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Canadian Border
3:54 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

U.S. To Experiment With Cross-Border Cargo Truck Pre-Inspection In Canada

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 2:54 pm

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.

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. officers to staff a new inspection booth amongst the cargo trucks queuing at the Pacific Highway crossing near Blaine, Washington.

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Wounded Canadian Border Guard
4:21 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Wounded Canadian Border Guard Identified

A Canadian border guard was shot in the neck at the Peach Arch Border Crossing on Tuesday afternoon.
Washington State Dept. of Transportation

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.

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Canadian Border Agent Shot
5:49 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Canadian Border Agent Shot

Photo of Pacific Highway Canadian Border Control near Blaine, Wash., where traffic was rerouted too.
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Canadian border guard is still recovering after being shot at the Peace Arch crossing north of Blaine, Wash.

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Border Patrol Translators
6:32 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As 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.

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.

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Immigrant Profiling
6:17 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Report Raises Human Rights Concerns on Wash.-Canada Border

A CBP UH-60 Blackhawk flies over the northern border in Washington state near Canada.
Photo by CBP Flickr

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’s Liz Jones reports.

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