lacolle border: Many of the people who are crossing right now recently arrived in the U.S. with visitor visas that are now expired and then are crossing illegally over the border into Canada on foot, according to CTV. Some are also coming in through the airport. The majority of the newcomers are from Nigeria, where the situation has been unstable. Jean Pierre Fortin, National President of the Customs and Immigration Union, said illegal crossings through Quebec were manageable over the winter when they were seeing an average of 50 to 60 people crossing every day. He said the average is about 150 per day. It spiked this weekend Canada Border Services Agency confirmed that approximately 600 refugee claimants arrived at the Lacolle border from March 29 to April 2. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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