EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY
(THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN COORDINATED BY OMB WITH THE CONCERNED AGENCIES.)
September 23, 1997
H.R. 2027 - Canadian Border Boat Landing Permits
(LaTourette (R) Ohio)
The Administration opposes House passage of H.R. 2027, which would exempt certain passengers entering the United States by boat along the U.S.-Canadian border from having to obtain a landing permit (form I-68). The bill is likely to create confusion because it would apply only to a small number of boaters and even those boaters would continue to be subject to U.S. Customs entry requirements.
The Administration is currently implementing a pilot program that is intended to achieve the objectives of H.R. 2027. Under the pilot, inspection via video-phone takes the place of a form I-68 and also serves as a Customs entry check.