Over 16,000 individuals nabbed by RCMP between border crossings in 2019

OTTAWA — New figures from the federal authorities present 16,503 individuals had been intercepted by the RCMP final yr crossing between formal border factors, more likely to search asylum in Canada.

These numbers are down from 2018, however total, the variety of individuals submitting asylum claims in Canada has risen.

The information from the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship division reveals that in 2019, 63,830 of these claims had been filed, up from 55,040 in 2018.

Asylum claims made in Canada have been rising for years, pegged partially on the rising motion of refugee seekers world wide.

However the concern on the border particularly has been linked to the Secure Third Nation Settlement with the US, which governs the place and the way individuals shifting between the 2 nations can file for asylum.

The Liberals have repeatedly promised efforts to replace the settlement, however briefing notes for the immigration minister ready in December say there aren’t any formal negotiations with the U.S. underway.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Jan. 16, 2020.