Mexico Asylum Seekers Bypassing US For Canada

  • The other factors for why more Mexicans are trying Canada is visa-free travel to that country and the threat of violence in their home country.
  • Over 8,000 Mexican nationals have reportedly sought refugee status so far this year in Canada.
  • The number is nearly five times more than last year and about roughly twice as many as in 2019, the last year before the COVID-19 pandemic and the related travel restrictions.
  • Most of the asylum seekers fly to Montreal, which has many direct flights to and from Mexico.
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