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Canada: increase in asylum seekers after Covid restrictions blocked border entry

Numbers ticking up again after Canadian border police had refused entry to all asylum seekers to try to stop Covid spread

Snowy northern winters tend to see a drop in asylum seekers crossing from the United States into Canada at Roxham Road in Quebec. Not this past winter.

In December, the number of asylum seekers entering Canada outside formal land border crossings reached its highest point since August 2017, government statistics show.

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