U.S.-Canada Strike Deal To Slow Illegal Northern Border Crossings

  • The United States and Canada reached an agreement to deter immigrants from crossing into the U.S. from Canada following a recent surge.
  • The deal was revealed to the Los Angeles Times by a source familiar with the matter, who said that it aims to “reduce incentives” for people to cross the border illegally. It will allow Canada and the U.S. to turn back illegal immigrants if caught within two weeks of crossing. The confidential deal is expected to take effect soon.
  • Though the deal was finalized during President Joe Biden’s trip to the country, it had reportedly been under discussion for years. New urgency was injected into the debate when recent months saw a sudden deluge of border crossings at the U.S. northern border.
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