Fraction of Northern Border Adequately Secured, GAO Reports
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has adequately secured less than 32 miles of the United States’ border with Canada, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Feb. 1. The GAO’s finding prompted Sen. Joe Lieberman to propose that Canadian and American officials begin discussing whether it makes sense to require Canadians entering the United States to carry visas. Lieberman said such discussions made sense due to Canada’s more lenient asylum laws, and the report shows the terrorist threat emanating from across the northern border is actually greater than the threat from the south.
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