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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. 

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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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Montana’s Republican representatives in Washington, D.C. are pushing for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to share resources with Canada to maintain current hours of operation at four ports of entry along the Hi Line.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protections has set a new round of town halls meetings for feedback concerning its plan to cut the hours of operation at four ports of entry between Montana and Saskatchewan in the northeast corner of the state.

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Democratic Senator Jon Tester hosted a town hall in Bozeman Tuesday where he answered questions about immigration, healthcare and climate change — among other hot topic issues.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is walking back its plan to limit operating hours at the Port of Raymond in northern Montana while it reassesses feedback.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection will follow through on its proposal to cut back hours of operation at the Port of Raymond starting April 14. The proposal, along with a series of listening sessions last week, is drawing criticism from Montana’s Washington, D.C. delegation.

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The US border with Mexico draws much of the nation’s attention. But for residents in northeast Montana it’s the border with Saskatchewan that has them concerned.