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Immigration and the Border Are Suddenly Tough Issues for Trudeau

  • PM being drawn into debate over which values are more Canadian
  • Flow of asylum seekers from U.S. ‘contained’ after 2017 spike

Justin Trudeau’s latest headache is unusual for a country bounded by three oceans and just one neighbor: the border.

Canada has seen a steady flow of asylum seekers since Donald Trump’s election, with people who fear the U.S. will deport them or reject their bids for asylum crossing the 4,000-mile undefended border and filing a claim. While the total numbers are relatively modest, the influx has strained resources and prompted calls for more funding.