U.S. and Canada Take Steps to Encourage Lawful Immigration

Canada increases immigration by 15,000 and the U.S. expands STCA.

The United States and Canada announced an expansion of the 2002 Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) on Friday to ensure lawful immigration to both countries.

Recently, the amount of South American immigrants crossing from Canada to the United States has somewhat increased. To combat this, the U.S. and Canada expanded the STCA, requiring migrants seeking protection to declare their intent at ports of entry between their final destination as well as at their point of entry to ensure consistent immigration policy. Canada will also accept an additional 15,000 migrants from Latin America through their legal pathways to reduce the immigration strain on America.

“Today’s coordinated actions with the Government of Canada will protect the integrity of the asylum process, discourage dangerous crossings between ports of entry, and encourage lawful pathways for migration,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas.  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he works with America’s neighbors to address the vast influx of migrants.
  • For the Department of Homeland Security as they work in the midst of complex global issues.
  • That President Biden would offer strong leadership to encourage peace throughout the world.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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