How ‘southbounders’ are fuelling cross-border politics

How ‘southbounders’ are fuelling cross-border politics

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Simply as Roxham Highway in Quebec turned a crossing level for hundreds of migrants hoping to enter Canada to keep away from deportation in the US, a brand new northern border phenomenon has individuals from international locations reminiscent of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and India utilizing Canada as an entry level to the U.S., usually making a deadly journey. Referred to as “southbounders” by the RCMP, officers on either side of the border say there was a pointy spike within the variety of individuals trying this harmful crossing. Republicans are leveraging the problem as political gasoline and now cross-border points are anticipated to function closely within the U.S. President Joe Biden’s upcoming go to to Canada subsequent week.

This episode was produced by Saba Eitizaz, Brian Bradley and Paulo Marques.

Saba Eitizaz is a co-host and producer on the Star’s podcast crew. She relies in Toronto. Observe her on Twitter: @sabaeitizaz


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