The U.S. and Canada Announce Pilot to Enhance Border Security at Land Ports of EntrySubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:21
The U.S. and Canada Announce Pilot to Enhance Border Security at Land Ports of Entry
(Friday, September 28, 2012)
Washington — The Department of Homeland Security and the Canada Border Services Agency announced today that, effective September 30, 2012, both agencies will begin the Phase I pilot of the Entry/Exit program as outlined in the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
Routine biographic information will be collected between September 30, 2012 and January 31, 2013. Beginning October 15, 2012, both agencies will begin exchanging this information to record entry into one country so that it becomes a record of exit from the other country. The pilot will not affect regular port operations in any way.
“The sharing of entry and exit information will facilitate the legitimate flow of traffic between the U.S. and Canada while strengthening border security,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner, David V. Aguilar. “This pilot is an important step forward in the shared perimeter vision.”