In August 2017, at the Quebec-New York border, Canadian asylum seekers received up to 500 irregular crossings per day.  As a result, Canada has strengthened border security and immigration personnel in the region, repeating that irregular border crossing has not affected asylum status.   Currently, there are 119 legal land border crossings between the United States and Canada, 26 of which are on a bridge or tunnel. Only 2 of the 119 border crossings are one-way, the Franklin Franklin Centre, where travellers can only enter the United States; and the Four Falls Border Crossing, where travellers can only enter Canada. Although the United States and Canada have the longest undefeated border in the world, Dixon Entrance is one of four long-standing border disputes between friendly neighbors. The roots of the dispute date back to the 18th century; a time when the colonizing actors of the Panhandle region of Alaska (the narrow bands of mountains, fjords and Channel Islands bordering modern British Columbia) were England and Russia, followed by the United States. Prior to 2007, U.S. and Canadian citizens were required to present a birth certificate and a government-issued driver`s or ID card only when crossing the Canada-U.S. border.  Political leaders in the United Arab Emirates have long expressed interest in the disarmament of the Great Lakes and proposed such a measure in the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Jay of 1794, but British officials had rejected this proposal. During the War of 1812, Britain and the United States had built fleets of ships on the lakes of Erie and Ontario and had fought many battles in the region. By the end of the war, American forces had acquired supremacy over the lakes.
After the war, the two powers were cautious with the military force of the other, followed by a race to shipbuilding after the war. But both countries also wanted to reduce their military spending. Unfortunately, the Treaty of Gant, which ended the war, contained no disarmament provisions. However, it has set up commissions to eliminate disputed areas along the border (as stipulated in the Paris Treaty of 1783) between the United States and British North America.