(WIVB)– The United States border crossing with Canada will continue being closed for non-important travel by way of March 21, in accordance to the U.S. Department of Homeland Stability.
DHS cites ongoing worries with the COVID-19 pandemic, the extended restrictions impact land borders in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
President Biden will fulfill nearly with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 23 the place they’ll talk on “mutual parts of interest” including the COVID-19 response.
Congressman Brian Higgins released a statement declaring he’s been in normal contact with the White House conveying hardships the U.S./Canada border restrictions have created for Western New Yorkers.
“We have been in frequent communication with the White Residence on troubles connected to the Northern Border to relay issues, suggestions and hardships we have listened to from Western New Yorkers and individuals all across the country impacted by the present limits on vacation across our shared border. Yesterday I had the prospect to converse individually with persons in President Biden’s administration performing on coordinating with the Canadian authorities and establishing the U.S. system.
Right after just about a yr of no focus on a long-expression border method underneath the previous administration, and a persistently harming strategy to relations with Canada, it is very clear that President Biden and his workforce are listening, are working on a plan, and clearly understand the value of restoring and restoring the binational ties between the US & Canadian authorities and our citizens.
We seem forward to further development in the days to come.”
U.S. Consultant Brian Higgins (D-NY)
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