The number of illegal immigrants detained on the border between the United States and Canada, increased by 142%

From 2017 the number of detained while trying to illegally cross the U.S.-canadian border increased by 142%.

For the first half of 2018, the Border service (Customs and Border Protection) has arrested 445 people attempting to enter the U.S. from Canada. In the same period of 2017 while illegally crossing the Northern border were detained 184 people.

According to border patrol Norm Legue, it is impossible to completely control the entire 8891-kilometer border of the United States and Canada (including 2475 kilometers, bordering Alaska) — the longest and most busy land border in the world. Metal fence — funny obstacle for smugglers in remote areas of the state of new York.

Last year border guards managed to detain 3 027 illegal immigrants. This number does not go to any comparison with statistics of arrests on the southern border of the United States (over 300 thousand people).

«The Northern border is much longer, says Lehew. — The terrain is very complex, and we have no resources available to our southern border».

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According to CBS News, nearly half (1 489) detained on the Northern border — the Mexicans. Officers attribute this to the fact that citizens of Mexico need a visa to enter Canada, and a flight to Toronto or Montreal only costs $300. They quietly enter bordering the United States country, and from there make their way to the States.

Porter Fox, author of «Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border,» says that the Northern border more vulnerable to terrorist so it’s easier to get into the country. «This border was created in a different time, — says the Fox. — It was created as the most friendly in the world, the border between the two countries.»