You wouldn’t know it from what most media and politicians are saying, but the illegal border crossing phenomenon at Roxham Road continues.
The latest monthly data from the federal government reveals that 1,712 people claimed asylum through entering illegally at the border of Quebec and New York state.
This year, the number is now at just over 10,000 people. It’s slightly down from its peak in the previous couple of years, but significantly higher than the norm.
It used to be that few people entered Canada this way, so much so that the feds didn’t need to release monthly stats. Now, it’s become a new normal.