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DHS Moves to Protect US Against Threats from Canada

With exquisitely strange timing, the Department of Homeland Security today unveiled a “Northern Border Strategy” to protect the United States against threats originating in Canada.

The new Trump Administration strategy acknowledges that “the Northern Border remains an area of limited threat in comparison to the U.S. Southern Border.”

“However,” it goes on to say, “the Northern Border is not without safety, security, and resiliency challenges.  The most common threat to U.S. public safety along the Northern Border continues to be the bi-directional flow of illicit drugs.”

The strategy also warns of “homegrown violent extremists in Canada who are not included in the U.S. Government’s consolidated terrorist watch list and could therefore enter the United States legally.” (h/t Infodocket.com)

See Northern Border Strategy, Department of Homeland Security, June 12, 2018.

See also Canada-U.S. Relations, Congressional Research Service, updated June 6, 2018.