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Border: Asylum Seekers and Crisis

border: But is this a crisis Although an important issue it is certainly not a crisis, according to Toronto Star. Last year, 20,593 asylum seekers crossed between official border checkpoints. Some have called this a crisis. More than 90 per cent of these crossings happened at the U.S. border with Quebec. There seems to be a stabilization of the numbers over the last few months. Add to that another 21,180 asylum seekers coming through regular means. ( As reported in the news.