(The Globe and Mail – Tu Thanh Ha and John Ibbitson )
The United States government insists it has no plans to put up a fence along parts of the Canada-U.S. border, despite a report that contemplates exactly that.
The report from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency put forward the possibility of fencing the border to deter illegal crossings. But a statement from the agency insisted that “a border fence along the northern border is not being considered at this time.”
The study that proposed the fence was intended to put forward options that could be considered “if additional manpower, technology, and infrastructure were employed,” the statement said.
There is no suggestion as yet that Congress or the Obama administration are planning to substantially increase border-protection funding. Read more here.
Date: October 1, 2011