The number of people crossing the US border into Canada illegally, and requesting asylum after they're caught, is rising quickly. The migrants are not held in detention centers like in the US. And Canada often obliges, and lets them stay.
Sponsors are ordinary Canadian citizens committed to do everything they can to help resettle the refugees — from providing financial support to offering practical support, like helping with groceries, doctor’s appointments and English lessons.
Thousands of Americans went searching for information on immigrating to Canada after the Trump victory on Tuesday. But moving north of the border is not as easy as brewing a pot of Tim Horton's coffee.
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