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 By Pat Grubb    Top of the news 

Border reopening offers no magic pill for border towns

News that the U.S. would open its land borders to vaccinated travelers on November 8 was met with relief by border towns along the northern border and recognition that much more... — Updated 10/22/2021


Border announcement brings an early Christmas present

Following months and months of increasing pressure from federal, state and local politicians as well as business and civic groups, the Biden administration has announced the... — Updated 10/14/2021


Officials plead Biden for help with Point Roberts

In back to back appeals, both U.S. senator Patty Murray and governor Jay Inslee have asked President Joe Biden to personally intervene and allow the border in Point Roberts to be... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Pat Grubb    Business

Effects expected to be minimal for Point Roberts after Canada opens its borders to the U.S.

At long last, Canada will allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to enter Canada for non-essential purposes beginning August 9. The U.S., which had earlier appeared willing to... — Updated 7/23/2021


CBP leadership allegedly detained more Iranian travelers than thought, covered up actions

A joint press release from the Council on American Islamic Relations Washington (CAIR) and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) released November 17 alleges that local CBP... — Updated 12/9/2020


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