information act: The records were recently released to The Canadian Press in response to a February 2017 request under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, asking for materials used to brief then-homeland secretary John Kelly in advance of phone calls with Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, according to CTV. Some 400,000 people and more than 2 billion worth of goods and services cross the Canada-U.S. border every day. Newly released internal notes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reveal Canadian government officials fired off a list of 16 detailed questions with the aim of figuring out the order's impact on everything from refugee claims to biometric tracking. The order - officially the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States - applied to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The Nexus trusted-traveller cards of about 200 Canadian permanent residents were suddenly cancelled. As soon as it was signed on Jan. 27, 2017, confusion erupted about who was allowed into the U.S., as did persistent headaches for some travellers from Canada. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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