The Canadian government says it’s going to try to stem the flow of migrants crossing the border.
But the government says there’s little the government can do, and that it’s not ready to deport the tens of thousands of people who have crossed illegally into Canada.
That’s according to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who says his government is working to “ensure that those people that are here illegally will be deported.”
It’s not clear if Hussen’s statement refers to those who’ve already been convicted of a crime, or whether it refers to the thousands of migrants currently in Canada.
The government has been working with local officials and border guards to try and prevent people from coming to the country illegally.
The goal, Hussen said, is to prevent the flow from rising.
But that’s a challenge.
Hussen says the federal government will not deport the millions of people already in Canada who entered illegally.
That includes more than a million who have entered the country in recent years.
So far, the government has received only one letter from a border agent, from a woman in Quebec, who requested to cross illegally to visit her husband in the U.S. She says the agents told her she had two options.
“You could either go back home or you could take the risk of crossing illegally, but if you do the risk you’re going to lose your passport.”
So the woman crossed illegally to the U