March 10, 2017 / 9:46 PM / 10 months ago

Canada minister says most asylum seekers were in the U.S. legally

TORONTO (Reuters) - Most of the migrants who have crossed the Canadian border in recent months seeking asylum were in the United States legally, the country’s public safety minister said on Friday.

Ralph Goodale said Canada is sharing information about the documents presented at the border by asylum seekers ”because those are American documents.”

Reporting by Anna Mehler Paperny in Toronto and David Ljunggren in Ottawa; Editing by James Dalgleish

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