07.21.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON U.S.’S FAILURE TO RECIPROCATE CANADA’S PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER

After months of pushing for a binational plan to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border – including two calls to DHS Secretary Mayorkas, a direct call to Canadian Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, a call to Secretary of State Blinken, and personal visits to the Rainbow BridgeMassenaPlattsburgh, and Sackets Harbor – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on the U.S.’s failure to reciprocate Canada’s plan to reopen the Northern Border next month:

Senator Schumer said, “As Canada prepares to further open the border next month, the United States is failing to reciprocate, jeopardizing an already tenuous recovery for thousands of businesses, families, and communities across Upstate New York.  It is critical for the United States to level the playing field and create a uniform system, following the science and data, to safely – and finally-- reopen the border for those vaccinated, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that happens as swiftly as possible.

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