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Northern Border Strategy

DHS Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

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.

Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Looking North: Assessing the Current Threat at the U.S.-Canada Border”

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.

Northern Border Strategy

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.

Beyond the Border Implementation Reports

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.

Cars at the border

Northern Border Strategy

DHS is focused on securing the U.S. northern border while expediting the flow of lawful travel, trade, and immigration.

Action Plan

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.

Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness

Beyond the Border

Beyond the Border articulates a shared approach to security in which both the United States and Canada work together to address threats within, at, and away from our borders, while expediting lawful trade and travel.

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