U.S. Border Crossing Numbers Don’t Tell Full Story: Opinion

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Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite U.S. travel restrictions, suggests data obtained by The Canadian Press last month.

Social media is replete with Canadians proclaiming they are no longer travelling to the United States. In fact, many have cancelled all optional travel to the U.S. until “the current administration is out of the office,” as one poster noted.

Even Canada’s largest school board, the Toronto District School Board, announced plans to indefinitely stop all future field trips to the U.S. because of the uncertainty. The board, with 245,000 students, made the “difficult decision” because it believes students “should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border.”

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Toronto Star