Hoeven Statement After Biden Administration Extends Border Restriction on Canada

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced border restrictions with Canada would continue through September 21:

“The Administration needs to secure the southern border and stem the flow of illegal immigration happening on the U.S.-Mexico border. At the same time, the Biden administration needs to open the Canadian border. Canada’s vaccination rate is similar to the United States, and Canada is allowing vaccinated U.S. citizens in to Canada. Reopening the border with Canada will alleviate supply chain disruptions, and help small businesses in border communities in both North Dakota and Canada. We have pressed the Secretary of State to allow North Dakotans to safely travel to Canada and again call on the administration to quickly open the border.”