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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Fri Mar 24, 2023, 09:59 AM Mar 2023

US and Canada reach deal to reject asylum seekers

Source: BBC News

The US and Canada have reached a deal to reject asylum seekers at unofficial border crossings, officials say.

Large numbers of migrants have been making unsanctioned crossings on Roxham Road at the US-Canada border.

The move closes a loophole created by a 2004 asylum agreement with the US on where migrants have to make their asylum claims.

It allowed Canada to turn migrants away at official points of entry but not at unofficial crossing points.

Read more: https://www-bbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-65047438.amp?amp_gsa=1&amp_js_v=a9&usqp=mq331AQGsAEggAID#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16796647140645&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fworld-us-canada-65047438

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US and Canada reach deal to reject asylum seekers (Original Post) Jose Garcia Mar 2023 OP
There may come a time EYESORE 9001 Mar 2023 #1
if its near BC Im right behind you samnsara Mar 2023 #2
Not quite EYESORE 9001 Mar 2023 #3
Roxham causes a shortage of resources to the Province of Quebec. Justice matters. Mar 2023 #4
I have to agree that people seeking asylum should follow the laws for doing so. cstanleytech Mar 2023 #5
Our legal immigration system is broken and designed to keep people out AZLD4Candidate Mar 2023 #6

Justice matters.

(7,120 posts)
4. Roxham causes a shortage of resources to the Province of Quebec.
Fri Mar 24, 2023, 10:54 AM
Mar 2023

Migrants get free healthcare and free welfare while their cases are pending to determine if they really are legit refugees seeking protection.

The long bureaucratic delays cause a housing crisis as less and less rental appartments remain on the leasing market. Prices skyrocket because the number of appartments put up for rent is at an all-time low.

In the nordic climate, everyone needs at least a decent roof to survive 6-7 months per year.

cstanleytech

(26,553 posts)
5. I have to agree that people seeking asylum should follow the laws for doing so.
Fri Mar 24, 2023, 12:03 PM
Mar 2023

However I also think it needs to be easier because as we have seen the majority of such people contribute greatly to our country in the long run.

AZLD4Candidate

(6,010 posts)
6. Our legal immigration system is broken and designed to keep people out
Sat Mar 25, 2023, 12:47 AM
Mar 2023

Our country's immigration policies originated with two racist Congress critters in 1952 and followed the philosophy of foreigners evil and don't come because America is only for Americans.

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