Northern Exposure: Illegal Crossings From Canada Up 240%

Illegal Crossings From Canada Up 240%

Last year, the northern border of the United States witnessed a surge in illegal crossings, with migrants opting for entry through Canada, according to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In 2023, authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border, marking a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.

Approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place in the Swanton Sector, a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border.