U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Q&A: A look at US-Canada border after airport stabbing

Authorities say a Canadian man from Tunisia crossed legally into the U.S. days before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport. The attack raises questions about security along the northern border, including what the process is for travelers and how many people are detained or denied entry. A look at some common questions and answers.

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Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE CROSS FROM CANADA INTO U.S. EACH DAY?

A: U.S. Customs and Border Protection says about 216,000 people come into the U.S. from Canada on a typical day. That's out of an average of 1.2 million people processed daily at all points of entry into the U.S. According to the Bureau of Transportation...

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