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States Citizens: Asylum Claims and Year Show

states citizens: A total of 2,550 asylum claims were made by United States citizens in 2017.article continues below Trending Stories Canada's Most Dangerous Places Whistler's rankings don't paint full picture What driving in Vancouver was like in 1966 compared to now VIDEO NPA councillor blasts colleagues for failing to rescind duplex voteDTES graffiti artist Smokey D. earns permission to paint opioid crisis memorial Partial statistics for this year show this trend continued at border and inland entry points, where 1,215 Americans sought asylum between January and August, according to government statistics, according to Vancouver Courier. And when it comes to irregular migrants who have arrived in Canada between official border crossings, the U.S. was No. 2 in the top five countries of citizenship between January and June, after Nigeria. In 2017, people whose country of origin was identified as the United States made up the third largest cohort of asylum seekers. Nearly all the Americans claiming asylum in Canada are children of immigrants who don't have permanent status themselves, the Immigration Department says. In these instances, the claims of persecution are made against the parents' country of origin, not the United States. The majority of U.S. citizens claiming asylum are minor asylum claimants who were born in the United States whose parents are citizens of another country, said Mathieu Genest, press secretary for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. ( As reported in the news.