Stefanik, Cobb discuss border

Traffic crosses the Thousand Islands International Bridge, headed to Canada. Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that the U.S.-Canadian border will remain closed until at least Dec. 21.

The international border has been closed to non-essential travel since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two governments have reviewed the policy on a 30-day basis. Acting Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf and Prime Minister Trudeau said that the border closure will remain in place at least for another 30 days, marking the eighth time the travel ban has been extended.

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said in a statement that she remains “committed to working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian government to establish a comprehensive plan to safely reopen the border.”

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

Recommended for you

(5) comments


Not to worry, the southern border is wide open.


How dare Elise Stefanik express her commitment to a border reopening plan when she encourages her constituents and fellow Republicans across the country to resist state Covid mandates in the name of freedom and liberty. Her political rhetoric fuels soaring case numbers, preventing the U.S. and the 21st district from becoming fit participants in a reopening plan. Trudeau and Canadians are shaking their heads at the Covid politics of Elise Stefanik and Donald Trump.


The hypocrisy and blatant facist hate of liberals for America And it’s only current legitimate sitting president. Did bald j trump, never ceases to amaze me. The border is basically open if you fly. To appease Canadians, DHS allowed Canada to trap people in Canada by disallowing vehicular traffic while allowing all stripes of Americans access to and through Canada for a wide variety of reasons. Telling though is the real story that a hateful cancer has infected America in the name of the democrats and espousing racism and intolerance. America dealt with facists handily in WW2 and when the time comes the facist elements of the Democratic Party at all levels of govt with be eradicated along with the facists masquerading as anti facists and the bolsheviks operating in Congress like AOC and Blm [thumbdown]


In the words of Professor Terguson, “good answer, I like the way you think”.


Hmmm, apparently Canadians aren’t to fond of Trudeau either.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.