Looks like the new administration won’t be cutting us much slack:
Obama’s message: Glory days of open border are gone
Canadians have to accept new restrictions on cross-border traffic, security secretary says
Janet Napolitano has a message for Canadians: It’s a border. Get used to it.
The new Homeland Security Secretary had only stern comments yesterday about the state and future of the Canada-U.S. border, at a symposium hosted by the Brookings Institution.
Her goal seemed to be to throw a bucket of reality on anyone who hoped that the arrival of Barack Obama’s new administration would herald a loosening of new restrictions on cross-border traffic.
The days when Canadians and Americans moved back and forth across the border – “it’s as though there’s not a border at all,” as she put it – are over.
“It’s a real border, and we need to address it as a real border,” Ms. Napolitano said, calling on both Americans and Canadians to accept this “change of culture.”..
…Napolitano said Canada and the United States “need to be sensitive” to Mexico’s demands for “some parity” in border-security measures taken along the United States’ northern and southern borders.
Here’s a predatory example of parity in action.