Sep 10, 2019 – The number of irregular border crossers from the U.S. to Canada intercepted by RCMP officers rose above 2018 levels in June and July, federal government data shows.

After being well below 2018 levels for January through May, June 2019 saw 1,567 people intercepted by RCMP officers looking for refugee immigration status, compared to 1,263 in June 2018.

The trend continued in July, when 1,874 interceptions were made in 2019, compared to 1,634 in 2018.

It is a trend that will concern Canada's federal government, given asylum and immigration is a hot topic with the general election approaching in October.

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