A Surge of Migrants Crossing Into Quebec Tests Canada’s Welcome (Levin 2017)

Levin, Dan. 2017. “A Surge of Migrants Crossing Into Quebec Tests Canada’s Welcome.” The New York Times, August 10. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/world/americas/a-surge-of-migrants-crossing-into-quebec-tests-canadas-welcome.html.

Despite the Canadian government’s lifting of a temporary protection policy for Haiti in 2014 leading to resuming deportations this past March, Haitians are continuing to flood over the U.S.’ northern border into Canada.  Around 1,500 asylum-seekers crossed the border into Quebec in July and according to the Canada Border Services Agency, over 200 Haitians are now arriving each day.  Many of those crossing are reported to be American citizen children crossing with their non-citizen parents, after the Trump administration announced it was planning to end the humanitarian program, Temporary Protected Status, that allowed 58,000 Haitians to remain in the United States after the 2010 earthquake.