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United States and Canada Implement Preclearance Agreement

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today, in partnership with the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, the implementation of an agreement to improve mutual security and expedite lawful travel through preclearance for travelers and their accompanying baggage on certain transports. The collaboration is articulated in the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air (LRMA) Transport Preclearance between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada, which supersedes the previous 2001 U.S.-Canada Agreement on Air Transport Preclearance, and expands upon the two countries’ partnership.  

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.

Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10.  This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA). Once Canada takes action and the agreement enters into force, the LRMA will strengthen the security of our homeland while facilitating legitimate cross-border travel. 

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Securing the nation through preclearance. Secretary Johnson announces 11 new overseas @CustomsBorder preclearance locations to identify threats long before they arrive in the U.S.Securing the nation through preclearance. Secretary Johnson announces 11 new overseas @CustomsBorder preclearance locations to identify threats long before they arrive in the U.S.

Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On Steps To Further Secure The Homeland

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, federal, state and local law enforcement and homeland security officials in this country have been in a heightened state of readiness. This past Thanksgiving week, many Americans witnessed this first-hand at airports, train stations, parades, public places and events.

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