The US leader said Washington and Ottawa would address “historic levels of migration in our hemisphere”
President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are seen at a gala dinner in Ottawa, Canada, March 24, 2023. © AP / Andrew Harnik
The United States and Canada have announced an immigration plan that will change the way they take in asylum-seekers. While Ottawa vowed to accept 15,000 additional migrants, the deal allows both countries to reject those who arrive at unofficial border crossings.
President Joe Biden unveiled the new agreement alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, claiming it would bring more “fairness” to the immigration process.
“We’re also making good on our commitment to address the historic levels of migration in our hemisphere,” he said during a visit to Canada, going on to commend Trudeau for “opening new legal pathways for up to 15,000 migrants to come to Canada from countries in the Western Hemisphere.”