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U.S.-Mexico border vanishes under Obama agency program

Posted By Jerome R. Corsi On 01/03/2011 @ 9:37 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled

U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada simply have been erased under a program run by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol that issues The Trusted Traveler of North America cards.

Instead of a representation of the United States, the cards issued by the agency under Barack Obama’s leadership carry a logo that depicts North America as a continent, without borders to identify the United States.

WND previously reported that on Nov. 30, 2010, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and Mexican Ministry of the Interior Secretary José Francisco Blake Mora signed an agreement expressing their intent to develop a global entry international trusted traveler pilot program between the United States and Mexico.

Mexican officials believe it would allow 84 million Mexicans to apply for Trusted Traveler of North America biometric border pass cards for rapid entry into the United States.

Trusted Traveler logo displays North America

But on the CBP website that instructs applicants how to obtain a Trusted Traveler of North America biometric card, a generic sample of the card is presented, complete with the logo of North America in the upper right hand corner.

The CBP website defines the cards as NEXUS cards that are “WHTI-compliant [Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative] for land and sea travel, as well as air travel from airports using the NEXUS program” designed to “provide expedited travel via land, air or sea to approved members between the U.S. and Canada border.”

On the website for the Canada Border Services Agency, an adaption of the generic Trusted Traveler card can be found:

The CBP website identifies its (Fast and Secure Trade) FAST Driver card as being a WHTI-compliant document “for entry into the United States by land or sea” that can afford “expedited release to approved commercial truck drivers making fully-qualified FAST trips between the U.S. and Canada and the U.S. and Mexico.”

FAST is identified on the CBP website with a logo that includes the three flags of the North American countries – the United States, Canada and Mexico:

The Security and Prosperity Partnership and the Trusted Traveler Program

The developments are just the latest in what apparently was launched on March 23, 2005, at the conclusion of their trilateral summit in Waco, Texas, when President George W. Bush, together with then-President Vicente Fox of Mexico and then-Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada, declared the participation of their nations in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, without any specific congressional approval or authorization.

Under the SPP, the U.S., Mexico and Canada organized some 20 different “shadow government” bureaucratic working groups composed of agency heads and undersecretaries in the three nations, spanning a wide range of policy areas, from e-commerce to aviation policy to borders and immigration, trilateral travel, transportation, energy, environment, food and agriculture, health, and financial services.

The Trusted Traveler of North America program was an initiative assigned for completion to the Transportation Working Group that consisted of ministers and administrators for the relevant transportation agencies in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

As described on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, the Trusted Traveler Program allows applicants to receive a biometric border pass to facilitate cross-border travel after undergoing a thorough background check against criminal, law enforcement, customs, immigration and terrorist files, including biometric fingerprint checks and a personal interview with a CBP officer.

The “Trusted Traveler Network” is more completely described on the “Global Entry” website maintained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

“Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low risk travelers upon arrival in the United States,” the CBP website proclaims. “Though intended for frequent international travelers, there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports.”

As described on GlobalEntry.gov, the Global Entry kiosks look much like ATM machines placed to assist Trusted Travelers passing through U.S. ports of entry including airports.

Global Entry kiosks under the Trusted Traveler program have been installed at the following 20 airports, according to the CBP website.

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  • Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Orlando International Airport (MC))
  • Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport-SeaTac (SEA)
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

“Trusted Travelers” answer customs declarations questions on the kiosks and present the resulting transaction receipts to customs agents for rapid transit through customs screening for easy access into the United States.

WND frequently has reported, beginning in 2006, that the SPP was intended to implement a stealth plan to produce a North American Union, or NAU, composed of the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The SPP in the administration of President George W. Bush appeared designed to replicate the steps taken in Europe over a 50-year period following the end of World War II to transform an economic agreement under the European Common Market into a full-fledged regional government, operating as the European Union, with its own currency, the euro, functioning as the sole legitimate currency in what has become known as “the eurozone.”

The concern was that under the SPP, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, could be evolved into a regional government, the North American Union, with a regional currency, the Amero, designed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Mexican peso and the Canadian dollar.

WND also reported that the U.S. State Department is moving to create a continental border around the United States as the relevant U.S. national security perimeter, thereby erasing the borders between the U.S. and Mexico, as well as the border between the U.S. and Canada.

Further, WND has reported since 2006 that a blueprint published in 2005 by the Council on Foreign Relations entitled “Building a North America Community” called for the establishment of a common security perimeter around North America by 2010 to facilitate the free movement of people, trade and capital between the three nations of North America.



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