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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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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