Why Canada Is Telling Immigrants Not to Come North

Why Canada Is Telling Immigrants Not to Come North

In 2017, over 15,000 people crossed the U.S.-Canada border illegally—a number that is estimated to go up in 2018 as hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents lose their Temporary Protected Status, and with DACA in question.

But the Canadian government wants to make it clear that their country is not necessarily the place for people looking to leave the U.S. They’ve recently sent representatives to the US to discourage people from immigrating to Canada, with the message that they might not be allowed in.

Vilma Filici consults with immigrants in the US who are considering a move to Canada. She’s the president of Filici-Palacio Immigration Services in Toronto, and she joins The Takeaway to discuss the difficulties of making the move between the U.S. and Canada.

Listen to the whole interview here

This segment is hosted by Todd Zwillich. The Takeaway