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Officials hoping to address ‘flagpoling’ issues at border [Video]

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WBEN) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congressman Tim Kennedy (NY-26) are addressing an issue commonly referred to as “flagpoling”, which is causing unnecessary delays at U.S.-Canadian borders.

The practice of flagpoling is where Canadians arrive at Western New York border crossings asking to renew visas and work permits to skip Canada paperwork delays. They then enter for a few hours and leave.

This is a process that takes Canadians days as opposed to months if they were to submit an application to renew through snail mail.

Schumer is calling upon the Canadian government to close this loophole, and to work with Canadian Border Patrol Services to make the wait times get back to normal, especially in time for summer travel.

“It causes major, major problems at the Rainbow Bridge and the other bridges for travelers going to Niagara Falls,” noted Schumer during a press conference in Niagara Falls on …

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Monopoly for the Monarch fundraiser at Eastmont March 24 [Video]

Monopoly lovers will have an opportunity to transform their love for the game into a tool for change at the Eastmont Foundation's Monopoly for the Monarch fundraising event Sunday, March

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AP African American studies class debuts in 60 US high schools Action News Jax [Video]

AP African American Studies will introduce a new generation of students to the amazingly rich cultural, artistic and political contributions of African Americans, said Trevor Packer, the College Boards senior vice president of AP and instruction.