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  1. Mike Denoff
    Mike Denoff at |

    Irrelevant to much of Trump’s base; hurting GE is a different story.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      When the manufacturing jobs disappear because the people buying the stuff cannot get in to the US to take delivery then it does affect his base. Maybe a $1.5bn deal isn’t significant to GE but I’m betting that’s not really the case.

      Block a few hundred million in Boeing planes to Iran and that’s affecting that same industrial base in states across the country.

      Pretending this is only about immigrants is a great way to lose sight of what’s really happening.

    2. Mike Denoff
      Mike Denoff at |

      I meant the the pre-clearance/consular aspects not being relevant to his base. I think we are in agreement on GE. I think Boeing is going suffer from ME carriers down the road too.

    3. Jim Pirigyi
      Jim Pirigyi at |

      Yeah, most manufacturing purchases don’t require someone to accept in person at the factory. However, as an employee of an international company I wonder how this will affect our European employees here on long term visas. If reciprocity goes, that’s even more trouble as there’s at least a German a week coming here.

  2. Jim Pirigyi
    Jim Pirigyi at |

    On another note, I wonder what losing preclearance in Ireland would do to the Aer Lingus flight to BDL. If Canada stops doing it, I could see it staying since there would be enough reason to reopen the Customs area but not just for one flight.

  3. JohnB
    JohnB at |

    Welcome to new reality of living in the Trump’s alt-right America!

  4. Mike Denoff
    Mike Denoff at |
  5. NB
    NB at |

    This potentially is good news for the UK. I suspect it will pick up a fair amount of the business activity that the US rejects. And it’s very high quality business, with high earners paying significant taxes.

  6. lorna
    lorna at |

    The removal of pre-clearance in Canada will impact not only business traffic but also tourism. People will not want to put up with the CBP nonsense offsite. This is very fluid and uncertainty impacts travel decisions. It is impacting mine.

    1. phoenix
      phoenix at |

      More hilarious would be US CBP stationed in Canada pulling any shenanigans and expecting the RCMP and/or Canadian government to go along with their reindeer games.

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