2. Following their arrest, border-crossers are then entitled to apply for official status with the Canadian government. Typically, they are held for no longer than 24 hours and are given a date to speak with a judge.
3. Refugees fleeing from the U.S. are treated with care by the Canadian authorities, with their medical needs attended to.
4. The political and social climate of the U.S. is propelling refugees to flee the U.S. for its northern neighbor.
5. Canada has accepted 40,000 Syrian refugees. [The Intellectualist]
Every day, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrest people who cross the U.S.-Canada border illegally.
Those people are just five out of a growing number making illegal crossings into Canada as the United States has wrestled with President Donald Trump’s executive order for a travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Illegal crossings have increased lately, and much of the activity has been concentrated in Quebec, RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Camille Habel told Global News last week.
B.C. and Manitoba have also seen more unlawful crossings in recent months.