More Criminal Migrants Leaving U.S. for Canada
The number of migrants crossing into Canada from the United States has increased nearly seven times over last year. Meanwhile, the flow of illegal immigrants into the US through Mexico has also spiked this summer.
Many immigrants in the US who lost hope that America will ever allow them to stay have flocked to a Roxham Road dead-end in the state of New York, which has become an unofficial gateway to Canada for the migrants. The majority are fleeing arrest in the United States as they are in the country illegally and fear arrest under Trump's crackdown on illegal aliens.
There is no war in the United States and the asylum seekers are not fleeing anything other than arrest and deportation. Many of them have purchased plane tickets and flown into Canada only to claim asylum or taken cabs from New York to the border.
Over 1,170 people crossed into Canada’s Quebec province last month, compared with 180 in July 2016, according to Francine Dupuis, head of a Quebec government-funded program that helps asylum seekers.
“All they have to do is cross the border,” Dupuis told AP. “We can’t control it. They come in by the hundreds, and it seems to be increasing every day.”
They came to the US from across the world – places like Congo or Syria – but most of those making the crossing now are originally from Haiti, AP reported. The Trump administration said it planned to end a special humanitarian program which allowed 58,000 Haitians to temporarily stay in the US.
Of course, many blame Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 'reckless' tweeting for the influx of refugees as he appears to tell the world that Canada will welcome them regardless of what the law says.
The administration’s ban on refugees has also scared many who were hoping to get asylum in the US. Last month, the high school robotics team from Burundi that came to the US for an international competition disappeared from their dormitory in Washington, DC. Two of the six team members were later seen crossing the border into Canada.