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Visitor Visas: Border and Immigration Officers

visitor visas: Coming across the border in a way that tries to circumvent the law or defy proper procedure is no free ticket to Canada, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters, according to Toronto Star. After Haitians in 2017, it appears Nigerians armed with valid U.S. visitor visas are the latest group to come across at Roxham Road in Hemmingford, not far from the Lacolle border crossing at the Quebec-New York border. Three senior federal ministers delivered a blunt reminder to them Monday that entering Canada illegally is not a free pass into the country. Hussen said he plans to travel to Nigeria soon but noted the federal government has sent three immigration officers to Lagos. Goodale said all of the country's international obligations are being met in dealing with asylum. react-empty 148 They must prove they need Canada's protection to keep them safe, he said. Article Continued Below Canada has been working closely with the United States over the abuse of U.S. visas by Nigerians whose ultimate goal is to get to Canada within weeks of arriving. react-text 139 Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen is pushing to refresh the Safe Third Country agreement. /react-text Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS It's becoming apparent to us that they've obtained these visas to come to Canada to make asylum claims, Hussen said. ( As reported in the news.