In early June, the Department of Homeland Security released its 2012 Northern Border Strategy (NBS). The NBS is the first unified strategy for DHS operations along the U.S.-Canada border.
The NBS addresses many concerns along the world’s longest common border, including trade, illegal trafficking, and security issues, such as terrorism. The NBS identifies three main goals for the U.S.-Canada border: deterring and preventing terrorism, trafficking, and illegal immigration; safeguarding and encouraging lawful trade, travel, and immigration; and ensuring community resiliency before, during, and after a terrorist attack or other disaster.
The NBS proposes that these goals can be met through partnerships between U.S. and Canadian law enforcement and security agencies as well as other organized groups, information and intelligence sharing, along with enhanced technology and infrastructure.
For more information about the 2012 Northern Border Strategy, please follow the link below.
2012 Northern Border Strategy, Department of Homeland Security