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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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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