As migrants continue to spill over the porous southern border, many politicians are calling the situation a “crisis” and are urging the government to do more. Some have even proposed putting up a fence along one of the longest borders in the world.
The border in question, however, is not America’s border with Mexico, but Canada’s with the United States. Some estimate that as many as 400 a day are crossing the 5,525 mile border between Canada and the U.S. through non-official ports of entry and with provincial elections looming, the issue is causing political ramifications.
As the Trump Administration has cancelled Temporary Protected Status for several nationalities with large immigrant communities in the U.S. – notably Haitians and Salvadorans – many of those people have felt they have little option but to flee to Canada for safety.