Senator looks to extend pre-clearance program

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Senator Charles Schumer is backing a program designed to cut down on delays at the Peace Bridge, permanently.

A pre-clearance program is aimed at moving trucks across the bridge more quickly. Schumer says the pilot program is working well but there’s a legal sticking point over where a U.S. border agent would be tried if the agent commits a crime in Canada.

He’s introduced a bill to resolve that, and keep pre-clearance around for the long haul. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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