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US and Canada reach a deal to reject asylum seekers

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The US and Canada have reached a deal to reject asylum seekers at unofficial border crossings, officials say.
Ednews reports citing BBC that US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will announce the pact on Friday during Mr Biden's visit to Ottawa.
The accord is expected to allow officials on both sides of the border to turn back such asylum seekers heading in either direction.
The US side has also seen a rise in migrant crossings there from Canada.
The move is part of efforts to limit an influx of migrants at Roxham Road, an unofficial crossing between New York state and the province of Quebec.
As a part of the deal, Canada will create a new refugee programme for 15,000 migrants fleeing persecution and violence in South and Central America, unnamed US officials told CBS News, the BBC's US partner.

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