House Democrats demand answers regarding holding of Iranian-Americans at Canadian Border

Six House Democrats, all Chairman or Vice Chairs of relative congressional committees have sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, the Acting Commissioner of the CBP, Mark Morgan and Port Director, Kenneth Williams demanding to know why 200 Iranian-Americans were delayed for up to 12 hours at the Canadian border over the first weekend of 2020.

The letter sent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), stated, “Many impacted individuals were U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, including seniors and children,”. The letter goes on to state, “CBP held a family of four U.S. citizens of Iranian descent – who were pre-screened for expedited processing as Nexus pass holder – for nearly five hours.” All the delays in question were at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington!

 

For further details please review The Hill news article, “House Dems demand answers regarding holding of Iranian-Americans at border”.

 

 

Source of Information:

The Hill (thehill.com), 1/7/20, News Article:

House Dems demand answers regarding holding of Iranian-Americans at border

 

Link to copy of Letter sent to CBP: Letter (PDF)