Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Land Border: Canada and Canadian Authorities

land border: Asylum claims surged to 50,000 in Canada in 2017 more than double from the year prior and the highest number of claims in more than two decades according to data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, according to CTV. Beuze said that most of those seeking asylum in Canada in 2017 did so at regular points of entry, like an airport, seaport or land border. Beuze said the goal of his press conference on Parliament Hill was to dispel some fears within the population that those people who are arriving in large numbers in Canada pose any threat to the security of Canadians or are people who are not entitled for whatever reason to the protection of Canadian authorities. Roughly 20,000 crossed into Canada irregularly, he added, with the majority of irregular arrivals taking place in Quebec. A large number of the people coming into Canada are simply passing through the U.S. on the way to their final destination in Canada, Beuze said. He also challenged the idea that the withdrawal of temporary protected status for various immigrant groups in the U.S., coupled with anti-migrant rhetoric coming from the White House, was responsible for the surge in asylum claimants. ( As reported in the news.