Highlights / illegal border crossings

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Is Ottawa’s tougher immigration message bearing fruit?

The number of asylum seekers crossing illegally the U.S.-Canada border in Quebec has “moderated” slightly from the 250 people a day to an average of 140 asylum seekers a day over the weekend, federal officials said Monday. Speaking to reporters »

Immigration & Refugees

Canadian military builds camp to house asylum seekers near U.S. border

The federal government is deploying about 100 Canadian soldiers to build a temporary camp to house up to 500 asylum seekers near the Canada-United States border in Quebec. The soldiers from Joint Task Force East will set up modular tents »

Immigration & Refugees

Opposition calls on government to crack down on illegal border crossings

It’s not a flood yet but the growing trickle of asylum seekers illegally crossing the Canadian border with the United States, has officials in Ottawa worried they might face a torrent of refugee claimants fleeing President Donald Trump’s crackdown on »