Record Number Of Migrants Invading US Across Canadian Border

Illegal migrants in large numbers shifted their invasion of the U.S. to the virtually unguarded northern border in the past year. According to the New York Post, a record tally of illegals from across the globe skated past the lightly staffed and unfenced border with Canada.

The figures are startling. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials report over 12,200 were nabbed while illegally crossing from the Great White North in 2023.

That’s a 241% surge from the barely over 3,500 caught and released in 2022.

Posting on X, formerly Twitter, Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia noted that just since last Oct. 1 over 3,100 individuals were apprehended. They hailed from 55 countries around the globe.

Garcia described the citizen’s report in Champlain, New York, that led authorities to arrest 10 citizens of Bangladesh. He said this northern area depends on the “vigilance” of residents to report such illegal passages.

The outlet observed that roughly 70% of the thousands of crossings happened in the Swanton Sector. That includes New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.

There are several factors involved in the enormous increase in invaders from the North. Those wealthy enough to afford a plane ticket to Toronto or Montreal know they are far more likely to cross the border undetected and enter the U.S. completely off the grid.

Part of the issue is that Canada does not require travelers from Mexico to have a visa to gain entry. This led to the 295-mile Swanton Sector border becoming a flashpoint for illegal migration from above the U.S.

Many times the apprehensions turn into rescue missions due to the cold wilderness terrain of some areas.

Clinton County Sheriff David Favro told the New York Times that many migrants get lost in the woods. It is not unusual to fall into freezing water and suffer hypothermia attempting to sneak into the U.S.

He said there is a dire need for far more “boots on the ground” to patrol the vast expanse.

Canadian officials are considering a change that could stem some of the flood from Mexico. Quebec Premier Francois Legault cautioned leftist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the nation should explore implementing a visa requirement.

This was in response to cities nearing the “breaking point” due to the flood of illegal migrants — a scenario known far too well in the U.S.