Canada and U.S. to Cooperate on Streamlining Border Crossing Process



Canada and the United States have agreed to cooperate on streamlining the border crossing process for people and goods. Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino met with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in Washington, D.C. to discuss measures to ensure the smooth flow of travel and trade between the two countries.

Canada and U.S. to Cooperate

The two officials discussed efforts to enhance pre-clearance programs for travelers and expand technology at ports of entry. They also addressed ways to improve cross-border information sharing and collaboration between law enforcement agencies.

Mendicino emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship, noting that the countries share the world’s longest undefended border and deep economic ties. The two sides agreed to work together to promote security and facilitate the movement of people and goods across the border.

The meeting comes as both countries are grappling with a surge in migration at their southern borders. The Biden administration has faced criticism over its handling of the situation, while Canada has seen an increase in asylum seekers crossing from the U.S.

Despite these challenges, the two nations remain committed to ensuring the safety and efficiency of their shared border. The new measures discussed by Mendicino and Mayorkas could help to streamline the process for both travelers and businesses, further strengthening the relationship between Canada and the United States.

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