Canada Open to Resettlement of Central Americans Arriving at the US-Mexico Border | Washington Examiner
Canada stands ready to help the United States resettle Central Americans by welcoming some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have sought refuge at the United States-Mexico border since President Joe Biden took office.
“I certainly think we have the capacity, under our current level plan, to accommodate more refugees,” said Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. Reuters.
However, Mendicino’s spokesperson said Canada is only resettling refugees who have been referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, adding a complication to the Canadian government‘s willingness to help the United States. .
Biden administration faces worsening southern border situation with no end in sight for migration to the United States Since February 1, around 630,000 people have attempted to illegally cross the southern border, according to reports. federal data.
ATTEMPTS TO ILLEGAL CROSSING OF THE BORDER REACH A NEW HIGH UNDER BIDEN: 180,000 IN MAY
Of this figure, more than 275,000 came from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Another 243,000 were from Mexico and the other 111,000 were from countries other than these four. The US government is not disclosing how many have already applied for asylum or who will seek permission to remain in the country after being released here.
Biden has pledged to accept 125,000 refugees from around the world in fiscal year 2022, which begins in October. Canada’s limit for 2021 is 36,000.
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Mendicino and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spoke last week for the first time since Biden took office. In their appeal, they discussed their migration and border goals.
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