U.S.-Canada Cooperation on Border Security and Immigration

Since the events of 9/11, there has been a drastic shift in the security situation in the U.S., leading them to reevaluate security, including the Canada-U.S. border. Increasing security and immigration standards has made it more difficult for goods and people to get across the border. Due to important economic and security relationships between Canada and the U.S., several joint strategies have been created, most recently "The Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan".
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This is a video explaining all about the new biometric Canadian epassport. Going through how it works, cost, security assurance and more.

Passport Canada released the chip embedded Canadian ePassport to all Canadians started July You have the option to pick 5 yr and 10 yr validity and.

This is a map of all IBET (Integrated Border Enforcement Teams) border locations. The article is the latest threat assessment outlining key problem areas (under "Key Findings"). For more information on join Canada-US border enforcement information (including land, marine and criminal investigation) see this link http://www.dhs.gov/news/2011/12/06/fact-sheet-beyond-border-united-states-–-canada-law-enforcement-cooperation

This is a map of all IBET (Integrated Border Enforcement Teams) border locations. The article is the latest threat assessment outlining key problem areas (under "Key Findings"). For more information on join Canada-US border enforcement information (including land, marine and criminal investigation) see this link http://www.dhs.gov/news/2011/12/06/fact-sheet-beyond-border-united-states-–-canada-law-enforcement-cooperation

This is a Video of a CNN profile of Maher Arar. It explains with fair detail the events that occurred.  It is relevant in this context, as mentioned briefly in the video, as it is partly due to the expanded Canadian US cooperation and information sharing (in this case of exaggerated information) that lead to Arar's deportment.

This is a Video of a CNN profile of Maher Arar. It explains with fair detail the events that occurred. It is relevant in this context, as mentioned briefly in the video, as it is partly due to the expanded Canadian US cooperation and information sharing (in this case of exaggerated information) that lead to Arar's deportment.

By clicking on - Resources at the top bar, then on interactive map, you will be brought to a layering map of Canada and the US where you can are such things as NEXUS locations, cross-border travellers  and ports of entry. There are also informational facts regarding each layer on the right hand side.

By clicking on - Resources at the top bar, then on interactive map, you will be brought to a layering map of Canada and the US where you can are such things as NEXUS locations, cross-border travellers and ports of entry. There are also informational facts regarding each layer on the right hand side.

This is a recent CBC article outlining challenges the Beyond the Border Action Plan faces (two years in to the plan). the article highlights both economic hurdles and timelines of the implementation of the Action Plan.

Major IT problems delay Canada-U.S. 'Beyond the Border' project

This is a recent CBC article outlining challenges the Beyond the Border Action Plan faces (two years in to the plan). the article highlights both economic hurdles and timelines of the implementation of the Action Plan.

This video explains what a NEXUS card is, its benefits, eligibility and how to apply for one. The NEXUS card (and developments surrounding it) is a key positive outcome of Canada-US cooperation on border security.

This video explains what a NEXUS card is, its benefits, eligibility and how to apply for one. The NEXUS card (and developments surrounding it) is a key positive outcome of Canada-US cooperation on border security.

This is The original Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan. In it, it outlines the most recent plan to enhance security and immigration between the U.S. and Canada.

This is The original Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan. In it, it outlines the most recent plan to enhance security and immigration between the U.

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