Cross-Border Council Notice – Update on Trump Executive Order
Feb 1, 2017

Following up from the previous PDC and Cross-Border Council note sent earlier this week, CTA has reached out to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for another update regarding how permanent resident and dual citizens engaged in cross-border trucking from the seven nations identified by the Trump Executive Order, may be impacted as a result of this action.

CTA was informed again today that there is nothing new to report regarding enforcement policies relating to the Executive Order. Additional information provided by CBP and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is provided at the links below, which include a DHS statement affirming that DHS and CBP are fulling complying with all applicable court orders.

CBP also indicated that this will be their only statement at this time regarding the order, and added that CBP admissibility reviews and admissions inspections are administrative actions that are protected by U.S. privacy laws.

An update from the Government of Canada on the issue, included in the previous notice to the PDC and Cross-Border Council, is also included below for your reference. CTA will continue to update the PDC and Cross-Border Council members when more information becomes available.