The Heat: Immigrants flee U.S. to Canada

The Heat


More than 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, and for decades, many of them entered the country by crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

But now there is a new phenomenon. Thousands of undocumented immigrants, worried about the Trump administration crackdown on immigration, are leaving.

Many are from Haiti and they are heading north across the U.S. border into Canada.  So, how is Canada dealing with the flow of asylum seekers? And, what are their chances of being allowed to stay in the country?

CGTN’s John Gilmore reports.

To discuss all of this:

  • Manuel Suarez is a top economic diplomat for Mexico and represented Mexico’s Attorney General in the U.S.
  • Andy Semotiuk is a Canadian and U.S. immigration attorney
  • Megan Barth is a political commentator and supporter of U.S. President Trump.

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