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Toward a New Frontier: Improving the U.S.-Canadian Border

Christopher Sands

This report by Senior Fellow Christopher Sands analyzes in detail the pre- and post-2001 U.S. management of the northern border and recommends a return to greater local stakeholder input in border policies. Eschewing the “one-size-fits-all” approach to U.S. land borders, the report recommends addressing problems unique to particular border crossings and traveler types, differentiating policies for the dissimilar Canadian and Mexican borders, and establishing channels for local community input into the over-centralized Department of Homeland Security policymaking process.

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