Photo: Officials at U.S.-Canada Border Told to Scale Back Border Checks
Though border security is hot-button issue regarding our neighbors to the south, policies along the U.S.-Canada border are being scaled back.
President Obama has sent an order to U.S. immigration officials at America’s border with Canada, which states that authorities are no longer required to conduct routine vehicle and public transport crossing that border.
Monday, the trade union representing border agents stated released a statement saying, “Orders have been sent out from Border Patrol headquarters in Washington DC, to Border Patrol sectors nationwide that checks of transportation hubs and systems located away from the southwest border of the United States will only be conducted if there is intelligence indicating a threat.”
Customs and Border Protection say the change is not a reflection of a change in immigration policy, but rather in law enforcement tactics.
This order comes just after the Obama administration announced it would allow a number of undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. while law enforcement concentrates on deporting undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes.