The number of asylum seekers in Canada who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada has tripled last month. This information is according to Canadian government data released on Thursday. Immigrants worried about the U.S. administration’s immigration crackdown head north.
More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims. When asylum seekers cross the border illegally Immigration Canada arrests them.
Last June the number of asylum seekers was much lower, only 884.
In the first 15 days of August, an additional 3,800 asylum seekers in Canada were arrested crossing the U.S. border into Quebec. More than 1,000 people are living in tents and government facilities at a Lacolle, Quebec border crossing across from upstate New York.
It’s a situation that is extraordinary, but still, the Canadian government is managing it well.
The government is struggling to house and provide social assistance for the influx of asylum seekers in Canada. Its refugee system faces the worst delays in years.
The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), which is responsible for hearing all asylum claims, is redeploying resources to deal with the Quebec arrivals.
Canada is launching a campaign to counter misinformation about the country’s refugee policy. It is a possibility to be on of the reasons for the influx of refugees.
Will All Asylum seekers in Canada Receive Permanent Residence Status?
Asylum seekers in Canada are not guaranteed to receive a Canadian permanent residence.
Many of the most recent asylum seekers in Canada arriving in Quebec have been Haitians who face looming deportation from the United States when their temporary legal status expires in January 2018.
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