U.S. announces new 'trusted traveler' agreement with Canada and Mexico

By Elizabeth WaltonCONNECT
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now): The Department of Homeland Security is partnering with Public Safety Canada and the Secretariat of Governance of Mexico to outline the first steps in the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler network, according to a recent DHS release. To help make it easier for eligible travelers in all three countries to apply for expedited screening programs. 
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico signed the agreement for this new program on July 10.  The hope is to promote legitimate travel across the continent.
"Trusted Traveler programs are a vital tool to facilitate international travel and trade," said Secretary Johnson, in the release. "I am pleased to work together with Canada and Mexico to lay the groundwork for expedited arrival screening for pre-approved travelers from all three countries.  We are committed to enhancing the travel experience through our risk-based approach to aviation security, and this expanded partnership will benefit travelers all across North America."