I think for now they should be more concerned with security at the US, Mexican border. US and Canada seem to be working together well on border security.
WASHINGTON - It's the border-security idea that just won't die.
Despite emphatic White House opposition, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday resurrected legislation to consider security fencing along the Canada-U.S. border.
In a 281 to 138 vote, the Republican-dominated House passed the Secure Fence Act instructing the Department of Homeland Security to study the feasibility of ''the construction of a state-of-the-art barrier system along the northern international land and maritime border of the United States.''
The measure was included in the new border-security bill on the recommendation of members of the House Armed Services Committee, which held hearings this summer at the Canada-U.S. border and reported serious concerns about drug trafficking and terrorist infiltration.
The legislation also instructs Homeland Security to take all actions necessary to ''achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international and land maritime borders'' by increasing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, ground-based sensors, satellites and cameras.
The construction of a physical barrier along the Canadian border ''is very much needed,'' said Rep. Candice Miller, a Michigan Republican whose district borders southwestern Ontario and parts of Lake Huron.
''Every day smugglers are bringing drugs, people and other contraband across our northern borders, which is met with little or no resistance,'' Miller said during heated debate Thursday on the legislation. ''Terror cells that have been rounded up in Toronto, which is literally only a three-hour drive from my district.''
The fence proposal included in this latest border-security bill was almost identical to measures in broader immigration legislation passed almost a year ago by the House. It proposed studying the need for a ''physical barrier'' along the Canadian border.
But that legislation - much to the relief of Canadian government officials - was shelved because of sharp disagreements with the Senate over the larger question of illegal immigration from Mexico.
works for me as we need to secure all boarders!