And for good reason. As FAIR recently reported, 189,402 encounters were recorded at America’s northern border in FY 2023, an increase of 109,535 from the previous fiscal year. 487 of those crossings were by individuals on the FBI terror watch list. Of course, New Hampshire’s 58-mile northern border is a small section of the broader 5525-mile U.S./Canada dividing line, but it’s nonetheless penetrable, vulnerable, and a point of entry close to accessing major eastern seaboard population centers.
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