Number Of Illegal Aliens Crossing Canadian Border Continues To Increase

As more and more American attention is given to the southern border crisis, some human trafficking cartels have begun smuggling illegal immigrants over the more open U.S.-Canadian border.

Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) data shows a 240% increase in the number of illegal immigrants that were apprehended in 2023 when 12,200 illegal immigrants were arrested compared to just 3,578 the previous year.

Of those illegal crossings, 70% happened along the 295-mile-long Swanton Sector that includes New York, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

“The Border Patrol actually told us, ‘You guys might want to put a pistol in your backpack’ because nine out of 10 of them are just here for a better life, but there’s that one guy that’s got a rap sheet,” Swanton, Vermont, resident Chris Feely told the New York Post.

“The [U.S. Border Patrol] receptionists know it’s me when I call…They’re like, ‘Oh, hey, Chris, how’s it going?’ and I’m like, ‘Hey, I had some more just walk by my camera if you want to send the boys up there.’”

Illegal immigrants who have made it to Mexico and still have enough money for a plane ticket to Canada are less likely to be caught if they cross over the northern rather than the southern border.

According to the New York Post: “The US-Canadian border is nearly three times as long as the border with Mexico, and ports of entry are often understaffed as CBP directs most of its resources to the migrant surge at the southern border. Additionally, there is no fencing along the northern border, much of which is simply woods and dirt paths.”

“The northern border has pretty much been ignored,” New York Assemblyman Billy Jones (D) told the New York Times.

Residents close to the northern border are reporting signs of a sophisticated operation used by illegal immigrant smugglers to get their “clients” into America. Aspects of that operation include using rental cars, scoping out areas where CBP agents might be, and developing rendezvous points around border crossings.

“Residents claim that they have spotted alleged foreign nationals of Hispanic and Latino descent walking through the forested areas…with mobile phones, holding them in a manner to suggest they were following a route to enter the country as pedestrians,” the New York Post article stated.