US to accept Canadian passport for all residents
Nov 4, 2002 12:00 PM
The Canadian government has received assurances from US authorities that anyone, regardless of where they were born, traveling on a Canadian passport will be treated as Canadians when entering and exiting the US. Canadian citizens will not be required to register at the border and submit to fingerprinting and a photograph unless there is some reason other than birthplace to raise security concerns, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).
The United States required all non-immigrants to the United States born in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, and Syria to be fingerprinted and photographed at the border regardless of Canadian citizenship, The US also planned to include Canadian citizens born in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. A significant number of Pakistani-Canadians are truck drivers, which raised concerns for the Canadian trucking industry, according to CTA.