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Canada stopped 59 U.S. sex offenders from crossing the border in 2014

U.S. Customs is helping keep U.S. criminals where they belong: in the U.S.

150 U.S. sex offenders have been denied entry to Canada since Canada Border Services agents teamed up with U.S. Customs and launched the "Wanted by the CBSA" program in 2011. CTV News reports that in 2014 alone, 59 sex offenders were identified and refused entry.

According to myhighplains.com, Canadian citizens help track criminals within the country, and U.S. Customs agents stop them at the border.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney praised the success of the program in an announcement this morning.

"Canadians are safe when we remove foreign criminals from our soil," Blaney said. He went on to thank "the CBSA, members of the public, and law enforcement partners for their efforts in locating and apprehending these individuals who have no place in Canada."