Flееing U.S. fоr Asуlum, and Handcuffеd in Canada

The police did not provide figures, but they said the largest uptick was recorded in Quebec. In the last week alone, images of families and solo travelers from countries like Sudan and Turkey have emerged as they encounter police officers, politely waiting, at a crossing in Hemmingford, Quebec.

Amazоn Dеfоrеstatiоn, Oncе Tamеd, Cоmеs Rоaring Back

One of those farmers, Heinrich Janzen, was clearing woodland from a 37-acre plot he bought late last year, hustling to get soy in the ground in time for a May harvest. “Cargill wants to buy from us,” said Mr. Janzen, 38, as bluish smoke drifted from heaps of smoldering vegetation.

Canada Tоdaу: Asуlum Sееkеrs, Cоnsеrvativе Chоicеs and Yоur Thоughts

While the recent focus has been on those who have been staggering through fields to reach Manitoba, the number of irregular border crossings is highest in Quebec. Regardless of where they enter, these migrants are taking risks because of a loophole in Canadian immigration rules, which many people now want suspended at the least. Anyone who tries to claim asylum at a border crossing entering from the United States is immediately sent back there. But those who enter Canada illegally are granted a hearing on their claim. Many people who support migrants, including lawyers, anticipate that the current unhappiness with President Trump in the United States will greatly increase the number of Americans trying their luck in Canada by illegally crossing from the United States. We’ll continue to follow this.