This study initially set out to compare the cross-border flow of people into the U.S. and Canada over the course of one year. The research team at the BPRI chose to look at cross border flow for 2009, finding it to be the most recent comparable year. To begin this research, we set out with several general questions such as “who is crossing?”, “how many?”, “from where?” and “why?” We intended to first collect the quantitative data and then look at how the flow of people reflects or perhaps complicates the border and immigration policies, as well as the values, of each nation.
Medina, Dylan; Zhang, Yijun; Edwards, Susannah; Rose, Austin; and Miller, Christopher, "Comparing a Year of Legal Inbound Travel: The United States and Canada- 2009" (2011). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 77.