Canada's Immigration Minister in Washington

Canada's immigration-minister in Washington

Nick Iwanyshyn The Canadian Press Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser (pictured) is due to meet his US counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Migration across the Canada-U.S. border, in both directions, is likely to be on the agenda on Tuesday, as federal Immigration Minister Sean Fraser visits Washington.


Mr. Fraser's office has indicated that during this visit, the minister is to meet with his US counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The federal Liberal government is under pressure growing, particularly from Quebec, to find a solution to the flow of irregular migrants arriving in Canada from the United States, especially via Roxham Road, in Montérégie.


Furthermore, some elected Republicans denounce the number of migrants crossing the Canada-US border, but in the other direction.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has publicly declared that it is time for Ottawa and Washington to renegotiate the 'Safe Third Country Agreement.

This agreement allows mig rants to seek asylum in Canada if they arrive through unofficial ports of entry, such as Roxham Road.