U.S. and Canada to Refuse All Migrants

Temporary measure hopes to mitigate coronavirus spread.

On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the Canadian and United States’ governments have jointly decided to refuse migrants at all parts of the U.S. Canadian border. Described as a temporary measure, this move addresses the difficulty of screening all migrants for COVID-19 who seek to cross the border.

“These measures will be reciprocal so individuals crossing from Canada into the U.S or the U.S. into Canada will be treated the same. They will be returned,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said. This is a strong change in policy from the one of years past. Before, it was understood that if migrants made it across Canadian borders to request asylum there without requesting U.S. asylum first, their request would be treated as if they had come directly to Canada and not sent back to the U.S.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau would be granted success in stopping coronavirus spread.
  • For protection of the United States Border Patrol as they are exposed to potential contagion.
  • That migrants would have the protection from the Lord as they travel away from dangerous situations.

Sources: AP


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