In Adirondacks, US Attorney General claims success on US-Canada border

Just after noon today, the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, spoke at a gathering in Lake Placid.

He praised the effort of Federal prosecutors and other public officials along the US-Canada border and said enormous strides had been made in “protecting the safety of our fellow citizens.”

Attorney General Holder also praised what he called the “special relationship” between Washington and Ottawa.

“The bond between the United States and Canada is stronger than ever,” he said.  “Time and again our nations have proven their ability to work together to resolve complex and sensitive bilateral law enforcement issues.”

During his comments, Holder also insisted that civil liberties, privacy, and open trade remain priorities.  More from AG Holder tonight tomorrow All Before Five and again tomorrow morning on NCPR.

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3 Responses to “In Adirondacks, US Attorney General claims success on US-Canada border”

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  1. Pete Klein says:

    The bond might be stronger between Washington and Ottawa but it sure at stronger between Americans and Canadians who don’t want to be bothered by the security.
    I have no desire to ever again go into Canada and put up with border security. Did it once in October 2001 and vowed never again.

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  2. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Things would sure be different if they put a Border Security checkpoint in Times Square instead of out in the boonies. For one, they would probably find more illegal activity.

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  3. If Clapton is God, Warren Haynes is Jesus says:

    If only we’d adapt some of Canada’s more progressive drug policies. A big cause of some of the drug smuggling is the fact that their legislating drug policy with sane principles and science based rational. We, on the other hand, are stuck in prohibition era early 20th century and a $50 Billion dollar a year drug war that’s been going on for 40 plus years. In other words, we’re creating the drug smuggling problem. How convenient that we ignore this fact at a time when our money could be better spent rebuilding upstate, NY instead of wasting more “protecting” it from criminals we create.

    But hey, it’s all “good for business” if you’re part of the security complex that gets fatter and fatter by the day.

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