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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdmc/13131820805/">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ft. Drum unlikely to house undocumented children

Senator Charles Schumer says the chances are slim that undocumented children caught trying to cross the US-Mexican border illegally will be housed at Fort Drum.

The Army base is reportedly being considered to house hundreds of Central American children under a government program as soon as August.  Go to full article

Tribes Skeptical FBI Wanted Passed Through Akwesasne

A New York newspaper reported yesterday the five men of Middle Eastern origin being sought by the FBI may have slipped into the U.S. at the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation near Massena. As David Sommerstein reports, the claim is drawing criticism from tribal officials on both sides of the border.  Go to full article

Tepid Tourism in Thousand Islands

A new survey finds early bad weather and tighter border security hurt many Thousand Islands businesses last summer. As David Sommerstein reports, many in the area's tourism industry are taking a cautious approach to the future as they face a weak economy.  Go to full article

Canadians Cool to Powell's Visit

With or without United Nations backing, the U-S is asking Canada to be ready to join it should military action be needed in Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. will be looking for support from Canada and other allies if Saddam Hussein doesn't cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Powell made the comments Thursday after meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly.  Go to full article

Proposed North American Military Zone has some Canadians Worried

Since September 11th, the American and Canadian governments have begun a new level of cooperation. It's included tighter border security as well as joint military operations abroad. But as the United States is proposing a new North American military zone, some Canadians are questioning the effect this may have on their country's sovereignty. From Ottawa, Karen Kelly has this report.  Go to full article

McHugh Applauds Border Security Funding

President Bush plans to ask for a $2.1 billion increase next year for security along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico. He called the borders the "domestic front" in the war on terrorism. The plan is drawing applause from the North Country's Congressman, but there are still questions. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
The US-Canada border on tribal land in the town of St. Regis is marked only by a small stone obelisk.
The US-Canada border on tribal land in the town of St. Regis is marked only by a small stone obelisk.

Akwesasne: Two Countries, One Nation and the Border

As the federal government seeks to beef up border security since September 11, it's begun working with tribal governments to make patrolling these areas more effective. The lands of the Akwesasne Mohawks near Massena are actually split in two by the U.S-Canada border. As David Sommerstein reports, the area highlights both the challenges of border security on and near reservations and some new initiatives in border patrol.  Go to full article

Border Town Residents Assess the New Security Deal

Following new border agreements between the U.S. and Canada, we visit border towns between New York and Quebec, where there's both approval and concern. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Border Security Pact Controversial in Canada

Canadian and American officials signed an agreement Wednesday to increase border security while protecting the free flow of goods. The deal calls for the creation of a "smart border", in which high-tech screening could ease the passage of low-risk travellers while snagging suspected criminals. But US officials have made an additional request that's causing controversy in Canada. As Karen Kelly reports, they want to place armed border guards on Canadian soil.  Go to full article

Wiccan Anti-Globalization Activist Starhawk Cancels Visit After Border Crossing Incident

David Sommerstein talks with Wiccan author Starhawk. Earlier this week border security forced the Californian author and anti-globalization activist to cancel talks planned at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

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