- Category: Broadcast News
- Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 13:18
Canadian authorities caught 887 asylum seekers crossing unlawfully into Canada from the United States in March, nearly triple the number in January.
According to Al Jazeera this brings the total number of asylum seekers caught walking across the border to 1,860 so far this year. The new statistics suggest those numbers could rise further as the weather warms. "The majority of irregular migrants are holders of visas for the United States," according to a statement released on Wednesday from the office of Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Canada is on track to see the highest number of asylum claims in six years, given the pace of claims filed so far.