U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Vehicles drive past a sign at the Montana-Canada border.
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Six ports of entry between Montana and Canada will continue to operate at reduced hours through July 21. Travel between the two countries is still restricted to essential only amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

The sign for port of Wild Horse, taken June 24, 2014.
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“Essential only” travel between the United States and Canada is keeping the hours of operations reduced at six ports of entry in Montana and one in Idaho.

The sign for port of Wild Horse, taken June 24, 2014.
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The opening of a summer port of entry between Montana and Canada has been delayed indefinitely while another port at the border with Canada will remain on winter hours until further notice. 

Vehicles drive past a sign at the Montana-Canada border.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today it will temporarily reduce its hours of operation at six ports of entry into Montana starting Apr. 6.

Hours will be reduced at the ports of Raymond, Piegan, Opheim, Morgan, Turner and Del Bonita.

Martha Hernandez (left) and Ana Suda standing outside a gas station in Havre.
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The U.S. District Court in Great Falls will allow a lawsuit from two women who claimed they were detained for speaking spanish to proceed against U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Lawyers for United States Customs and Border Protection asked a federal judge in Great Falls on Wednesday to toss out a case involving a federal agent questioning two women for speaking Spanish in Havre.

Vehicles drive past a sign at the Montana-Canada border.
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The seasons are changing in Montana and so are the hours of some of the ports of entry with Canada.

Montana Attorney General and candidate for governor Tim Fox is touring the southern U.S. Border this week. He describes it an eye-opening experience. 

Flickr/Daniel J. Calderon, US Army Corps of Engineers

US border patrol reports more people are being arrested along the southwest border than ever before, and that’s affecting all of the nation’s 328 ports around the country, including Montana.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Thursday said it’s made its decision to reduce the hours at three ports of entry from Saskatchewan into Montana.

Starting June 1 the ports of Scobey, Morgan and Opheim will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. That’s a reduction from 13 hours a day to 10.

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