Collins Calls for Fewer Restrictions on US-Canada Border Crossings - Boston News, Weather, Sports

February 27, 2021

February 27, 2021

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) – Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins wants the Biden administration to review the US-Canada border restrictions imposed a year ago due to the pandemic.

Her letter came less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security announced that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada had jointly agreed to maintain land border restrictions through March 21.

Collins wrote in a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that a “just solution” is needed for border communities that recognize lower risk.

“While I appreciate the need to limit unnecessary travel to the US to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, these restrictions should reflect the localized risk along our border and allow for certain common sense exceptions such as: B. Visits to close relatives or everyday local trafficking in areas with low COVID-19 transmission, “wrote Collins.

Currently, only Canadian citizens, dual citizenship Americans, and family members and romantic partners are allowed to cross for non-essential purposes.

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