Monday, May 7, 2018

Over 26,000 people jumped the border illegally - 1% removed

26,250 irregular migrants have crossed the Canada-U.S. border last year. According to politicos, the vast majority who crossed the Canada-U.S. border irregularly last year will not be permitted to stay, but numbers from the Canada Border Services say few have been forced to leave. It was mainly Haitians who crossed last summer. The people coming this spring have been mainly from Nigeria.
Decisions can take months given the backlog of files being handled by the Immigration and Refugee Board. In the meantime, more than 12,500 work permits have been approved for asylum claimants, and all receive social assistance and housing. The federal government is gearing up for another busy summer at the border.