NEXUS applications being delayed over US government shutdown

Jan 8 2019, 6:45 pm

The CBSA is warning NEXUS applicants that due to the continuing US government shutdown, they will need to reschedule interviews with US border services.

In a statement, the CBSA said that NEXUS enrolment centres in Canada are open and select locations are completing the Canadian portion of the enrolment process for clients that had appointments.

However, once the US government shutdown has ended, “applicants will need to reschedule the interview with the US Customs and Border Protection to finalize the process.”

The U.S. portion of the NEXUS process is shut down indefinitely as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers who review the applications are off the job.

The shutdown, which began just days before Christmas, is now in its 18th day and thus far, shows no real signs of ending.

It came after weeks of threats by Trump over border wall funding, according to the democrats.

“Regrettably, America has now entered a Trump Shutdown,” said Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi said in statement issued in late December.

“Instead of honouring his responsibility to the American people, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and convinced House Republicans to push our nation into a destructive Trump Shutdown in the middle of the holiday season.”

Pelosi, who released a joint statement with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, said that President Trump has said more than 25 times that he wanted a shutdown and now he has gotten what he wanted.

Trump is scheduled to speak about the situation to the American people during a televised address tonight.

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