Canada US Border Fence

October 1, 2011 by staff 

Canada US Border FenceCanada US Border Fence, United States has considered the possibility of building a fence along the border with its northern neighbor, Canada. The fence would help keep terrorists and other criminals, according to a draft report by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

The report suggests that “the fencing and other barriers” along the parallel 49 to manage “hot spots where the passage of the transfers is difficult to control violators.”

“The terrain – ranging from densely wooded land in the west and east coasts, to open plains in the central part of the country to the marine environment of the Great Lakes – largely sparsely populated includes federal, state and tribal lands along the immediate border area, “says the report.

The report’s authors suggest that improvement in the country is “tactical security infrastructure.”

“The barriers include selective fencing and vehicle barriers at selected points along the border, deter border violators and delay,” the report said.

The report also says that the government implement the engineers of the National Guard for the construction of “highways, roads, fences, barriers, trenches and cuts.”

The agency says no amount of construction of the fence would be necessary, however, would be significantly different from the border with Mexico.

“While the fence has played a leading role in the implementation strategy of the CBP on the southern border to prevent illegal crossing of border, is unlikely to play a role in fencing so prominent in the northern border, given the length of the border and the variability of the ground. ”

The proposal was detailed in a preliminary report published August 31 in Washington and broadcast public meetings in U.S. cities along the border between Maine and Washington state in the fall, before the U.S. government. UU. consider other measures.

The proposal does not involve the Alaska border.

In the report, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency says the Canada-US border is the longest open border in the world nonmilitarized.

It also recognizes that there are significantly fewer “illegal raid” in the southwest border with Mexico.

“However, attempts at illegal immigration and smuggling regularly occur in this region, known terrorist affiliate and extremist groups have an undeniable presence on the northern border, both in the United States and Canada.”

However, in a somewhat confusing twist, the United States later distanced himself from his own report. As the story drew increasing attention from media in Canada on Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency issued a carefully worded statement.

“A border fence along the northern border is not being considered right now,” he said.

The statement said the study was proposed to trigger a conversation and provide options.

“If additional manpower, technology and infrastructure were employed,” the plan could be considered, the statement said.

Last month, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, emphasized the need for more manpower along the border, but said the key issue is a greater reliance on a reinforced technological progress through greater use of radar, sensors, cameras, unmanned aerial vehicles and scanners.

The study by security officials at the border comes as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to announce a security agreement on the perimeter, called “Beyond the border,” to intensify border controls while ensuring cross-border traffic will not become a bottleneck. The initiative was, in part, to improve border security through cooperation.

At this point, it is unclear what, if any, changes will result from the U.S. Customs and the study of the Border Protection Agency.

The number of Border Patrol agents working among the crosses along the north side has increased 700 percent since September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,800 Customs and Border Protection agents to examine the goods and people at crossings. In addition, three dozen land ports are in the process of modernization.

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