Currently there is a joint task force composed of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Inernacionales tasked with the creation of a new North American Community. The plan the task force has outlined will take 5 years or until 2010 to complete. Once complete, the new border will encompass Canada, Mexico and the United States. The new country will be called the North American Community and will allow the free passage of people and goods between the three countries.
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Establish a common security perimeter by 2010. The governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States should articulate as their long-term goal a common security perimeter for North America. In particular, the three governments should strive toward a situation in which a terrorist trying to penetrate our borders will have an equally hard time doing so, no matter which country he elects to enter first. We believe that these measures should be extended to include a commitment to common approaches toward international negotiations on the global movement of people, cargo, and vessels. Like free trade a decade ago, a common security perimeter for North America is an ambitious but achievable goal that will require specific policy, statutory, and procedural changes in all three nations.
Develop a North American Border Pass. The three countries should develop a secure North American Border Pass with biometric identifiers. This document would allow its bearers expedited passage through customs, immigration, and airport security throughout the region. The program would be modeled on the U.S.-Canadian “NEXUS” and the U.S.-Mexican “SENTRI” programs, which provide “smart cards” to allow swifter passage to those who pose no risk. Only those who voluntarily seek, receive, and pay the costs for a security clearance would obtain a Border Pass. The pass would be accepted at all border points within North America as a complement to, but not a replacement for, national identity documents or passports.
Develop a unified North American border action plan. The closing of the borders following the 9/11 attacks awakened all three governments to the need for rethinking management of the borders. Intense negotiations produced the bilateral “Smart Borders” agreements. Although the two borders are different and may in certain instances require policies that need to be implemented at two speeds, cooperation by the three governments in the following areas would lead to a better result than a “dual-bilateral”
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The major question everyone should be asking themselves is does this make any sense? On the surface it appears ludicrous but on closer examination it actually is quite credible. Currently, there is public outcry for the government to seal the Mexican border yet not a single politician, Republican or Democrat, has taken any real steps to do so. What could be the reason our representatives are ignoring the vast majority of Americans on this issue when they are usually so concerned with getting re-elected? The answer is they already know that the Mexico-USA border is going to be obsolete in 5 years so why bother closing it now. Also, President Bush’s plans to allow amnesty to illegal aliens already in this country fall right in line with this plan. Another supporting event is the creation of a unified European bloc. With a Unified Europe the America’s must surely believe the best way to survive is to join forces.
In March of 2005 President Bush, President Vicente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin all committed their governments to the path of unification. By using reasons such as economic development and terrorism threats the unification of the three countries is all but imminent. Again, this has all transpired under our very noses without much fanfare or protest. Sovereignty, it appears, will not go out with a bang but rather silently.
Not only will the plan include the free flow of people and goods but it will also include other notable features as well.
* The unification of the militaries of the three countries to better defend against terrorist threats.
* The further development of the NADBank to create a North American Community Bank, as it were.
* The development of the Mexican economy using stimulus from the USA and Canada.
* The development of a North American power grid
These are only a few of the plans for the new North American Community. There are many other plans but you can read them for yourself.