Government ‘closely monitoring’ tenfold spike in Mexican asylum claims
By Samantha Wright AllenMay. 8, 2019
Mexico’s new ambassador says he’s been speaking to Canadian officials and his government is launching education campaigns to deal with what he says is a ‘shared challenge.’
The office of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen says an increase in Mexican asylum claims was expected and planned for when the visa exemption was lifted. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Liberals say they’re “closely monitoring” the spike in Mexican asylum claims made in the two years since Canada lifted visa restrictions, as the Mexican government launches its own domestic campaign to help stem the tide.
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