New U.S., Canada border deal geared to improving traffic flow

A new preclearance agreement between the U.S. and Canada could make it easier for private companies to move people across the border.

The agreement, signed Monday, March 16, by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, would allow for some inspections to take place prior to arriving at the border, potentially reducing congestion and delays. Both countries must enact legislation for the agreement to be implemented.