The illegal immigrants being chased off by the Immigration officials in USA are all gathering at the borders of Canada. And they status they can be given is of “refugees”. They are trying to reach the airport in Toronto.
The hope of Illegal Immigrants
They strongly feel that Canada would grant them asylum hence they are trying to make their way through the northern borders of America and are making an attempt to reach the borders of Canada. Majority of the immigrants are from Florida. The process of fleeing started with a handful of people but now they are moving in hundreds.
They got the encouragement from an organization in Florida which made them believe that they would be accepted as refugees by Canada.
They packed up their luggage as much as they could and moved in to Canada.
Getting refugee status
Canada has approved less than 30% of the Mexicans as refugees and almost 50% of them are from other countries.
Taking this as a source of encouragement, more than 200 immigrants have already arrived at the border of Canada and reports suggest that there are thousands on their way to get this status.
The organization called Naples, Fla., is heard of charging a fee from the illegal immigrants for helping them to process their documents and get the paperwork prepared.
Warning for the Illegal Immigrants
A warning has been issued to the illegal immigrants especially to the Mexicans because only a small number of them have been awarded the refugee status by Canada. There is a fear that outrage may occur against them.
An Official from Canadian Council for Refugees expresses that, “in order to provide false information to the illegal immigrants, money is being taken from them.”
The organization is concerned about the security and safety of these immigrants.
The efforts to settle the illegal immigrants
There is organization trying to help these people out so that they fight for their rights and can make an application to receive the social services in Canada.
A report says that almost 30 men were given a shelter and meals are being brought by cabs to feed these immigrants.
Adults have been charged a fee of $400 and for the children a fee of $100 had to be paid to get the processing of paper work done.
According to an estimate, almost 7,000 Mexicans may want to receive “refugee status” from Canada.
The illegal immigrants are fleeing and are ready to pay an amount to get their papers and documents strengthened because they suffer from the fear of being deported, going by the past trend.
Illegal Immigration has been an issue for Countries like USA and Canada. Strict steps are taken to handle the problem and the immigrants are seen to be taking every possible step to stay back in the country. They don’t want to see a day when they would get deported so they are ready to take help of any agency or organization which can render support on getting the papers prepared.