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Bill letting U.S. border guards detain Canadians could face legal …

A bill proposing[1] to bolster the powers American border guards yield[2] in Canada including the ability to strip search and detain Canadians could lead to legal challenges against the federal government, immigration experts are warning.Part of a bilateral agreement with the U.S., the bill, when passed, will grant American customs agents the right to carry weapons within Canada, perform body searches and detain but not arrest them.READ MORE: Canada border bill passed through U.S. Senate[4]It will also allow U.S. agents to force a Canadian in a preclearance area, who has decided not to travel to the U.S., to stay in the area for questioning. Right now, that same traveller has the right to simply turn around and leave the area without action or consequence.WATCH: Public safety minister says it s the passport that determines status, not the NEXUS card Bill Letting U.S. Border Guards Detain Canadians Could Face Legal ...

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Bill letting US border guards detain Canadians could face legal challenges

A bill proposing[1] to bolster the powers American border guards yield[2] in Canada including the ability to strip search and detain Canadians could lead to legal challenges against the federal government, immigration experts are warning.Part of a bilateral agreement with the U.S., the bill, when passed, will grant American customs agents the right to carry weapons within Canada, perform body searches and detain but not arrest them.READ MORE: Canada border bill passed through U.S. Senate[4]It will also allow U.S. agents to force a Canadian in a preclearance area, who has decided not to travel to the U.S., to stay in the area for questioning. Right now, that same traveller has the right to simply turn around and leave the area without action or consequence.WATCH: Public safety minister says it s the passport that determines status, not the NEXUS card Bill Letting US Border Guards Detain Canadians Could Face Legal Challenges

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  1. ^ bill proposing (www.parl.gc.ca)
  2. ^ powers American border guards yield (globalnews.ca)
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Report: Airport security in spotlight after arrest of guard with IS link

Report: Airport Security In Spotlight After Arrest Of Guard With IS LinkAyob Khan was reported telling airport security surpervisors to monitor their staff for early signs of radicalisation instead of just passing all initiatives to the police. Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 Malaysia s airport security is under scrutiny following the arrest of an airport guard suspected of links to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

Counter-terrorism deputy commissioner Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said it is dangerous to have someone who has turned radical having access to an entire airport or aircraft, Singapore-based broadcaster Channel News Asia reported on its website yesterday. The guard was said to have worked at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah airport in Kuantan, Pahang since 2015 and before that, had worked at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for 11 years.

“It is dangerous to have someone turn radical who has access to an entire airport and its aircraft.

“You must remember that IS had called for those who are not able to travel to Syria to conduct attacks in their home countries,” Ayob was quoted saying. He was also reported telling airport security surpervisors to monitor their staff for early signs of radicalisation instead of just passing all initiatives to the police.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad was also reported saying that airport security passes for its employees are renewed yearly.

Applications have to be resubmitted every year for the passes, and they are then vetted by the Chief Government Security Office, which handles security for all government assets.

We (also) require staff and vendors to attend security awareness briefings which is part of the Malaysia Airlines security programme, which includes subjects on security processes and insider threats, it was quoted saying.

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