Asylum seekers at Canada’s border, the push and the pull

As the U.S. closes its border to asylum seekers, they are braving the cold to cross into Canada
Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen

Television news has recently provided images of asylum seekers walking across frigid Canadian border crossings in Manitoba and Quebec. Incredibly, many of the people trudging through the snow are from African countries, such as Somalia and Sudan. Their journey most likely began with a flight from Africa to Brazil, followed by a dangerous ground passage through several South and Central American countries, as well as Mexico and — finally — the U.S. And they had to have been desperate for safety to risk their lives on such a perilous voyage. Continue reading Asylum seekers at Canada’s border, the push and the pull