Land Borders

Homeland Security wants study on possible border crossing fee


The Department of Homeland Security is looking into charging pedestrians and passenger cars a crossing fee at the Canadian and Mexican borders to fund its operations at ports of entry.


This project pursues the identification of best practices in border checks at land BCPs. In 2012 the focus was on border check procedures and international cooperation at the external land borders. In 2013 the project is exploring additional areas, namely the performance of VIS checks at land BCPs,the human machine interface of border control equipment, border checks at railway BCPs, and cooperation between border guards and customs.