Why Migrants Are Going To Canada To Enter The U.S. | NBC Nightly News

[Music] it’s beautiful rugged and foreboding our forgotten northern border it’s here in Vermont where we joined US Customs and Border Protection to best understand why an increasing number of migrants come to Canada to enter the US illegally all Mexican nationals need is a $300 airline ticket and a seven dollar Canadian entry fee does Canada make things more difficult for you because it’s so simple for somebody from Mexico to fly to Canada without the need of a visa it’s definitely an area that can be exploited while the raw numbers are small compared to the southern border new government statistics illustrate a trend a 91% increase in the number of undocumented migrants captured along the US Canada border a 232 percent increase on the icy treacherous Vermont Quebec border as we set out here today it’s it’s about eight degrees right now and we have a lot of snow so this is not favorable conditions for anybody to be walking around out here in the middle of the night and yet people try it they absolutely try it the northern border is twice the length of the southern border agents up here rely heavily on technology like cameras feeding live pictures into command centers a camera monitors this border crossing from Canada into the United States but agents say some of their best surveillance comes from residents who call when they see something that just doesn’t look right you can spot people that don’t look like the normal people you see what about a need for a wall that is for somebody above my paygrade to decide the Forgotten border for some now in a legal gateway into the United States Kerry Sanders NBC News Derby Lloyd Vermont NBC News fans thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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