How 9/11 border restrictions may have contributed to the decline in French in northern Maine

The World

In the years after 9/11, crossing US land borders has become more difficult. That’s had an outsized effect on towns along the Canadian border. The restrictions affected trade and tourism — but they also left a mark on border culture. Some locals in northern Maine, where many people speak French, say 9/11 even affected efforts to preserve the French language. From Ft. Kent, Maine, Levi Bridges reports.