United States residents crossing the Canadian border on the increase

According to data from the Customs and Border protection more than 960 people crossed the U.S.-Canada border in 2018.

A possible reason for this movement given by Border agent Richard Ross to NBC news is that travelers perceive the journey from the U.S. to Canada as “safer,” than alternative routes, and attributed the recent rise of border crossings to immigration changes in Canada that permit people from other countries to enter without visas. 

According to NBC News, Ross described instances of immigrants falsely promised jobs and quickly growing desperate, becoming “ready-made clientele for smugglers.”