Are your grocery store shelves full? Thank a truck driver and a CBP officer! In just a week of restrictions on nonessential travel, CBP reported a 13% increase in commercial traffic across our borders, while travel plummeted.
Con el fin de limitar la propagación del coronavirus, los EE. UU. han pactado acuerdos con Canadá y con México para limitar los viajes no esenciales a través de las fronteras. El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando estrechamente y en colaboración como parte del enfoque norteamericano destinado a frenar la propagación del virus.
In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus.
La colaboración fuerte y cooperación estrecha entre los Estados Unidos y México nos han permitido mantener un ambiente productivo en la frontera. Valoramos la salud y seguridad de nuestros ciudadanos, y éstas forman la base de las decisiones conjuntas que nuestros líderes respectivos toman en cuanto a las operaciones transfronterizas.
The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint decisions made by our respective leaders regarding cross-border operations.
The US-Canada land border serves as an economic engine that supports over $1.7 billion (USD) dollars in daily cross-border trade. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and Canada are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders. In each of our countries, we are encouraging people to exercise caution by avoiding unnecessary contact with others. This collaborative and reciprocal measure is an extension of that prudent approach.
DHS is enforcing the presidential proclamations at and between air, land, and sea ports of entry, alerting the Department’s CDC partners to any individuals who require enhanced health screening.
CBP’s OFO Academy at DHS S&T and FLETC Training Innovations Division (TID) developed a new technology that uses eye tracking feedback to maximize officer performance in impostor identification and ID validation training.
In response to New York State implementing the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light Law), Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced New York residents will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew their enrollment in certain Trusted Traveler Programs like Global Entry. The law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from sharing information with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), preventing DHS from fully vetting New York residents. The Acting Secretary informed State officials by letter of the change.
DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.