Why Canada is not the only country to be caught in the migrant crisis
Posted March 23, 2020 07:12:16Canada is not alone in the United States when it comes to the migration crisis.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, over 2 million migrants have entered the country in the past two years, with some crossing the border into Canada in recent weeks.
The U.S. has more than 10,000 migrants who have crossed the border and are living in the country illegally, according to the UN agency.
Some of those migrants have gone to the Canadian border, where they have been turned away from the U.K. and other countries.
Others have been deported to their countries of origin, while some have been found in transit countries and returned to their home countries.
Canadian immigration minister Chris Alexander said that there are some 500,000 refugees and migrants in Canada.
He said that Canada is taking in the majority of those who are fleeing conflict and persecution, but that there’s still a lot of work to do.
“There’s not enough people in Canada to process them,” Alexander said.
“We are doing everything we can, but we can’t stop the boats.”
The problem is that the refugees and migrant arrivals are arriving at Canada from a variety of countries, including Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Iraq, China, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The UN agency says that the average age of a refugee is about 35.
And while some refugees have families who are in Canada, many are simply seeking asylum.