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Bellingham Herald: Washington lawmakers ‘extremely frustrated’ by U.S. continuing Canadian border closure

By David Rasbach

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Washington, D.C., October 4, 2021 | comments
The White House continued to refuse expanding on the reasoning behind its decision not to allow vaccinated Canadians to cross the border by land into the U.S., despite Americans being allowed to head north, and that is frustrating Washington lawmakers.

“I remain extremely frustrated that the White House has failed to sufficiently explain its position on our northern border,” Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington’s 1st District said in a statement emailed to The Bellingham Herald. “How can it follow the science when a Canadian can fly from Vancouver to Seattle but not drive from British Columbia to Whatcom County?

"This continues to cause pain and suffering for our border communities especially the residents of Point Roberts. The administration should make an immediate exemption for fully vaccinated Canadians to travel into Point Roberts and bring its northern land border policy in line with the new regulations around air travel from Europe and elsewhere.”

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