Updated Jun 9, 2018

Canada warns illegal immigrants from U.S.: "You will be apprehended"

Refugees who crossed the Canada/US border illegally. Photo: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Canadian officials have begun traveling to the U.S. to educate immigrants about the immigration process in Canada, warning that "they can't simply rush north of the border to find safe haven" after President Trump's immigration crackdown, USA Today reports.

The big picture: In August, more than 5,500 people were caught trying to illegally cross into Canada from the U.S., but only 8% of asylum applications have been approved, per USA Today. Canada has been increasing the number of immigrants it accepts annually, aiming to bring in 340,000 by 2020, but special adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Randy Boissonnault, said "if you cross the border illegally, you will be breaking the law. You will be apprehended."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 6,294,222 — Total deaths: 376,077 — Total recoveries — 2,711,241Map.
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  3. Public health: Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes have been reported to federal health officials —Coronavirus looms over George Floyd protests across the country.
  4. Federal government: Trump lashes out at governors, calls for National Guard to "dominate" streets.
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More than 1 in 6 black workers lost jobs between February and April

Adapted from EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

As is often the case, the staggering job losses in the coronavirus-driven recession have been worse for black workers.

By the numbers: According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, titled "Racism and economic inequality have predisposed black workers to be most hurt by coronavirus pandemic," more than 1 in 6 black workers lost their jobs between February and April.

Coronavirus could lower GDP by $15.7 trillion

Reproduced from Congressional Budget Office; Chart: Axios Visuals

The CBO released projections on Monday for U.S. nominal GDP to be lower by $15.7 trillion over the next decade than its estimate in January as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

What they're saying: It predicts that when adjusted for inflation GDP will be $7.9 trillion lower over the next decade and down by $790 billion in the second quarter of this year — a 37.7% quarterly contraction.