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number: Asylum seekers sort out luggage after crossing the border into Canada in August 2017, according to Toronto Star. The surge in irregular migrants began last year after the U.S. said it would withdraw temporary protected status for individuals living in the U.S. from certain countries. Newly published federal data shows a total of 1,634 irregular migrants were apprehended by RCMP between official border crossings last month. Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS That's 371 more than the number of people who crossed irregularly into Canada in June. Despite last month's increase, the monthly totals are still lower than those in March and April and represent half the number of people who arrived in July of last year. The numbers had been slowly decreasing since May a downward trend the federal government had attributed to its outreach efforts as it continues to try to send the message that crossing the Canada-U.S. border at nonofficial entry points is not a free ticket into Canada. ( As reported in the news.