Border Crossing

Border Crossing

While the Southern border has made headlines, the border to the north is nearly as active, with millions of crossings a year, smuggling, trade disputes and asylum seekers heading both north into Canada and south into the United States in search of a better life.
Published: May 30, 2019 | Updated: June 6th, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Canadian border patrol confront migrants from Cameroon and Uganda as they cross the border at Roxham Road with their luggage on March 1.
Borderlines

Slipping through the cracks

Published: May 30, 2019

Asylum-seekers, many French-speaking U.S. immigrants, have steadily been traveling to a rural road north of Plattsburgh, New York, in search of a safe haven in Canada.

Borderlines: Churches at the U.S.-Canada Border
Borderlines

Niagara Falls at the crossroads of two nations

Published: May 30, 2019

The picturesque tourist destination that straddles the U.S.-Canada border has its share of home-grown and imported social problems. Churches are stepping up to try to address those problems.

Borderlines: U.S.-Canada border arrests by year and region
Borderlines

The border by the numbers

Published: May 30, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people cross the U.S.-Canada border each year. We explore some of these data points in a series of visualizations about America's long and busy northern border.

Quebec Borderlines Mosque
Borderlines

Religious tolerance in jeopardy in Quebec

Published: May 30, 2019

A new law makes it illegal for anyone working in the public sphere to wear religious symbols or clothing.