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Canada seeks U.S. help to curb flow of Nigerian asylum seekers

A long line of asylum seekers wait to illegally cross the Canada/US border near Champlain, New York
A line of asylum seekers wait to illegally cross the Canada/U.S. border near Champlain, New York. Photo: Geoff Robins/AFP via Getty Images

Canadian authorities are urging the U.S. government to help curb the influx of Ni­ger­ian asylum claimants who are entering the country from upstate New York, reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Officials reportedly want the Trump administration to more rigorously vet Nigerians who are granted U.S. visiting visas to ensure they return to their home country as required.