Bill C-23 Gives US Customs and Border Officers More Authority in Canada

2017-04-21
Canada Bill C-23: Contact Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah at Ackah Business Immigration Law- contact@ackahlaw.com

Immigration experts are concerned about the legal implications of Bill C-23 for the current 12 million Canadians who go through preclearance at Canada airports. The bill was first negotiated between the governments of former prime minister Stephen Harper and former US president Barack Obama as part of the Beyond the Border agreement. Canadian federal government has pointed to the fact that the bill establishes that preclearance officers’ duties and functions will be subject to Canadian law.

Bill C-23 would give preclearance officers who work for U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Canadian soil the power to question, search and detain Canadians travelling to the United States via preclearance facilities at select Canadian airports.

To learn more about Bill C-23, read here.

Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, is at the forefront of legal and policy immigration developments to ensure her clients are fully compliant with the latest regulatory and policy changes, and that they understand the nuances and impacts of these changes to their business and their people.

About the author

Evelyn Ackah Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. She has been practicing law since 1999 and brings her passion and knowledge for immigration law to her corporate and individual clients from all over the world.        Connect with Evelyn:        LinkedIn: evelynackah       Twitter: @AckahLaw       Facebook: AckahBusinessImmigrationLaw

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