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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

With the assumption of office by US President Donald Trump, the number of asylum seekers in neighboring Canada has risen dramatically.

In the past two years, the number of asylum seekers has tripled, according to a report by the Canadian Statistics Office, which was published on Friday (local time).

According to the survey, 16,058 people had applied for asylum in 2015, compared to 50,389 in 2017 and more than 55,000 in 2018.

The highest monthly value was reported in August 2017 with 8,801 asylum applications.

The largest group of asylum seekers came from Haiti in 2017, followed by asylum seekers from Nigeria and the United States.

Thousands of Haitians fled the United States in the summer of 2017, before Trump’s government withdrew a temporary protection status from the devastated Haitian earthquake in 2010 to those living in the desperately poor Caribbean country.

According to an agreement between the United States and Canada, asylum seekers must apply in the country where they first arrive.

However, this does not apply to migrants who avoid official border crossings when entering Canada.

Of the 50,389 asylum applications from 2017, 12,234 were approved and 10,930 rejected, according to the statistics office.

For the remaining 27,225 applications, a decision is still pending. Before 2017 and 2018, the latest highs in asylum applications in Canada in 2001 had reached 44,000 applications and in 2008 nearly 37,000 applications.

Read also: Canada decides to appoint more judges for asylum applications

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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