Delays at Immigration Inspection Anticipated at US-Canada Border


The recent transfer of more than 700 border agents from the US-Canada border to the US-Mexico border means travelers between Canada and the US should be ready for delays at immigration inspections.  The Department of Homeland Security announced that the temporary transfer of border agents from the northern to the southern border is to assist with the influx of asylum-seekers from Central America.

Thirteen members of Congress sent a letter to DHS, expressing their concern that the reduced number of agents at the northern border could affect cross-border travel and commerce.  Approximately 400,000 people and $1.6 billion in products cross the US-Canada border daily.

If you have plans to travel to and from Canada, please be ready for processing delays.  Up-to-date border crossing information can be found here.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

This alert is for informational purposes only.  If you would like to discuss this development further, please contact us.