On June 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy (NBS). The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the safe and efficient flow of lawful cross-border trade and travel, and strengthen cross-border critical infrastructure protection and community resilience.
Northern Border Strategy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Scott A. Luck, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Buffalo Kevin Kelly address DHS’ assessment of threats on the Northern Border and our efforts to ensure its security.
The Northern Border Strategy establishes a clear vision and discrete actions that will collectively improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard the Northern Border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the flow of lawful cross-border trade and travel, and strengthen cross-border community resilience.
On September 29, 2016, the White House released the fourth annual Beyond the Border Implementation Report, which summarizes the significant progress made in the fourth year following the release of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher and CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner address the efforts of CBP in securing the Northern border against threats, while facilitating legitimate travel and trade.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent-Havre Sector Christopher Richards addresses the work of CBP at and between the nation’s ports of entry on the northern border.
DHS is focused on securing the U.S. northern border while expediting the flow of lawful travel, trade, and immigration.
The Governments of the United States and Canada have worked to identify specific action items to advance the goals of Beyond the Border. These initiatives are described in the Beyond the Border Action Plan, which was released on December 7, 2011 by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper. This Action Plan draws from the expertise and experiences of front-line personnel on both sides of the border.