Buffalo, New York Congressman Sounds Warning on Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Plan

“To make matters worse …, this Travel Ban calls for expedited completion of a biometric entry-exit tracking system, a process that would add an additional layer of screening at the Peace Bridge and other local border crossings, effectively grinding commerce and tourism to a halt along our Northern Border with a devastating impact on our local economy.”                                     – U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins

A Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins

Posted March 6th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

The Peace Bridge crossing between Niagara, Ontario and Buffalo, New York could become dysfunctional under Trump’s Travel Ban

Buffalo, New York – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order banning foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States:

“Every person living in this country desires a sense of security and a promise that horrific acts of terrorism, like that exacted on fellow New Yorkers on 9/11, will never take place again. This ban does nothing to bring us closer to that objective. 

“Instead, this far-reaching and arbitrary ban that implements a blanket restriction on all residents from six nations merely provides a false sense of security manufactured by the Administration; one that would not have prevented 9/11 and does nothing to protect people today based on genuine intelligence and risk.

“To make matters worse for Western New York, this Travel Ban calls for expedited completion of a biometric entry-exit tracking system, a process that would add an additional layer of screening at the Peace Bridge and other local border crossings, effectively grinding commerce and tourism to a halt along our Northern Border with a devastating impact on our local economy.”

(A Footnote from Niagara At Large – Why aren’t federal representatives for Canada’s Trudeau government speaking out about this? Or does Canada no longer place any value in cross-border relations with the United States?)

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