Asylum seekers

An RCMP officer instructs asylum seekers as they wait for processing after crossing the border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada, Friday March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. The closure of a rural southern Quebec road used by thousands of asylum seekers to enter Canada from the United States hasn’t stopped would-be refugees from arriving, federal data shows. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Months after closure of Quebec’s Roxham Road, more asylum seekers arriving by air

The number of people claiming asylum in Canada dropped sharply after the end of March


Workers remove warning signs at the irregular border at Roxham Road from New York into Canada on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Champlain, N.Y. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Asylum seeker deal between U.S. and Canada won’t stop drama at border, advocates say

New rules preventing people from crossing at popular border spot


Early Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, migrants from Somalia cross into Canada illegally from the United States by walking down this train track into the town of Emerson, Man., where they will seek asylum at Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Human rights groups say those in Canada’s immigration detention system treated poorly

Some handcuffed, shackled and held with little to no contact with the outside world