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Canada is analyzing the ban on Mexicans flying into the country to seek asylum

Canada is considering a series of measures to prevent Mexican citizens from flying into the country to seek asylum, a senior official said Sunday, after Quebec’s premier said earlier this week that a lack of visa requirement For travelers to Mexico means more refugees arriving by plane.

Speaking to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc said he and Immigration Minister Marc Miller are studying the possibility of visas and other measures.

The two ministers are looking for “the right way to ensure that people who come from Mexico do so for the right reasons and that it does not become a kind of side door to access the Canada,” LeBlanc said.

Canada Is Analyzing The Ban On Mexicans Flying Into The Country To Seek Asylum

“We are studying a series of steps that, in fact, will put us in a position to do what is necessary to guarantee that these flights directly from Mexico do not become a kind of indirect route to can access Canada and seek asylum,” he added.

In a letter sent last week, Quebec Premier Francois Legault urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stem the flow of refugees to the province and pay for the costs, claiming that services in Quebec is almost at a “breaking point” due to increased flow.

“Mexican nationals represent a growing proportion of asylum seekers arriving in Quebec, the possibility of entering Canada from Mexico without a visa certainly explains the flow of asylum seekers,” wrote said Legault in the letter.

Ottawa is under pressure over immigration policies, which are blamed for exacerbating the housing shortage and causing some services provided by the province, such as education and health, to struggle to keep up with population growth.

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