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Canada, US reach deal to close unofficial border crossings – reports

FILE PHOTO: Ali and Reza, asylum seekers from Afghanistan, cross into Canada from the U.S. in Champlain, New York, U.S., February 28, 2023. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

Ottawa, CanadaReuters The Canadian and US governments have agreed to update an asylum seekers pact that would allow for the closure of an unofficial US-Canada border crossing at Roxham Road, between New York state and the province of Quebec, according to media reports on Thursday. A sharp increase in asylum seekers entering Canada through unofficial […]

Canada immigration: Why record asylum seekers are crossing border from US

Zulema Diaz and Maryangel Diaz, two Latino women who crossed from the U.S. border to Roxham Road in Quebec, order coffee at a hotel, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada March 7, 2023.

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY and TED HESSON, of Reuters, report on how a sharp increase in asylum seekers entering Canada through unofficial crossings is intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reach an agreement with President Joe Biden to close off the entire land border to most asylum seekers…