Canada warns immigrants in the US about fleeing to the north

Canada officials want to make it clear for would-be immigrants looking to cross the US-Canada border that they should do so legally.

According to Newsweek, Randy Boissonnault, an adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to spread the message amid a surge of immigrants in the U.S crossing illegally into Canada, mostly via the Quebec province.

Boissonnault told USA Today, quote, “People seem to think that if they cross the border there’s this land of milk and honey on the other side.” 

In August alone, Royal Canadian police caught more than 5,000 mostly Haitian immigrants trying to cross in the country. 

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A Haitian refugee sticks his head out of the window from a tent set up from Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
A refugee rests in tents set up by the Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces carry cots to the newly erected tents they assembled to help deal with the influx of asylum seekers near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Refugees stand outside one of the tents set up to house the influx of asylum seekers by the Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada, August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Refugees stand outside one of the tents set up to house the influx of asylum seekers by the Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces carry cots to the newly erected tents they assembled to help deal with the influx of asylum seekers near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces carry cots to the newly erected tents they assembled to help deal with the influx of asylum seekers near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Refugees sit outside one of the tents set up to house the influx of asylum seekers by the Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces carry cots to the newly erected tents they assembled to help deal with the influx of asylum seekers near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
A refugee stands inside one of the tents set up to house the influx of asylum seekers by the Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
A Haitian refugee walks from his tent, one of the many set up by the Canadian Armed Forces to deal with the influx of asylum seekers at border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Refugees stand outside one of the tents set up to house the influx of asylum seekers by the Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Canada August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces walk past tents they erected to house asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border in Lacolle, Quebec, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces rest after erecting tents to house asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border in Lacolle, Quebec, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces install electricity for the tents erected to house asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border in Lacolle, Quebec, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
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The ending of the U.S’s Temporary Protected Status has made Canada the closest destination for people fleeing war and natural disasters.

And even though the Canadian government and the Canadian people are very supportive of taking in refugees, fewer people crossing the border are being granted refugee status.

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