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Canada evaluates potential visa requirement for Mexicans

The Government of Canada may impose visas or other measures on Mexicans to curb refugee arrivals. Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc stated this could prevent asylum claims via indirect access from Mexico. The move follows Quebec Premier François Legault's letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressing Quebec's inability to accommodate more refugees and requesting compensation. The absence of a visa requirement for Mexicans has reportedly contributed to the influx. The elimination of the Canadian visa requirement for Mexicans led to an increase in arrests in the US, suggesting a potential incentive for illegal immigration via Canada. US Customs and Border Protection data showed a spike in migrants from Canada post-visa requirement removal.

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