Fallout from shutdown of Ambassador Bridge spills onto US soil, causing concerns for businesses
The fallout from the shutdown on the Canadian side is spilling into the U.S., causing concerns for businesses and even with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. We’re here at the truck entrance to Canada, and the trucks are lined up, but the line went way past what we can see here in the video player above.
Michigan reportedly may be used to ease overcrowding at border facilities
DETROIT – Michigan may play a role in easing overcrowding at border facilities. The Great Lakes State was mentioned in a list of states along the Canadian Border to potentially be used in a little-known immigration program to help decrease over-crowding. According to emails obtained by the Washington Post, officials have requested air support from U.S. Immigration to relocate migrants to states like Michigan, South Dakota or Montana. The DHS program, known as ICE Air, was used during the Trump Administration at the height of immigration in 2019. Rep. Rashida Tlaib visited the U.S. southern border Friday alongside other lawmakers to tour a facility in Texas.
Canada extends US border closure through Feb. 21, 2021
Several lanes at the United States border crossing in Lacolle, Quebec, is closed, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Update Feb. 22, 2021: US-Canada border travel restrictions extended to March 21, 2021Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced on Jan. 12 that the U.S.-Canada border will remain closed until Feb. 21, 2021, in order to “ensure the safety of Canadians” against COVID-19. — Bill Blair (@BillBlair) January 12, 2021“We are extending restrictions on non-essential travel with the United States until February 21st, 2021. Nonessential travel is prohibited across the U.S.-Canada border. AdRead more: Canada: US border measures to last until COVID is under controlQuick facts about the US-Canada border restrictions:
Canada, US border closure extended through Jan. 2021
The closure of the border between the U.S. and Canada has yet again been extended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Update on our border: To keep Canadians safe, we’ve extended the measures currently in place at the Canada-US border by another 30 days. Non-essential travel between our two countries remains restricted until at least January 21st, 2021. Nonessential travel is prohibited across the U.S.-Canada border. Read more: Canada: US border measures to last until COVID is under controlQuick facts about the US-Canada border restrictions:
Metro Detroiters who own Canadian cottages stressed about 6-month border closure
Metro Detroit residents who own cottages in Canada haven’t been able to visit them for six months, and after the latest extension of the border closure, they’re getting more worried as winter is right around the corner. For many Metro Detroiters, going to a cottage up north means going across the Bluewater Bridge into Canada, south of the border through the tunnel or across the Ambassador Bridge. But as the borders between the United States and Canada remain closed, those cottage owners haven’t had access to their properties for the last six months. The border being shut down through October means Americans with cottages in Canada have to maintain them from afar. Most cottages owners said Canadian neighbors are notorious for being thoughtful and helpful, so they’re keeping those properties safe.
Canada, US border closure extended again
DETROIT Officials in Canada and the United States have decided to keep the countries border closed to non-essential travel for another month. The current extension of the border crossing restrictions is set to expire Aug. 21. That is now extended another 30 days to Sept. 21. The restrictions were first announced on March 18 and were extended in April, May, June, July and now until Sept. 21. Chad Wolf, the United States acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security tweeted Friday:We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of #COVID19.