Just days after Canada's official unofficial border crossing at Roxham Road was shut down, eight bodies were recovered from the waters of the St. Lawrence River near the Canada-US border. The bodies belong to migrants believed to be travelling from Canada to the United States, but without the Roxham crossing, advocates say we should expect to see more dangerous attempts to cross the border that could end in tragedy.
What changed to close Roxham Road, and was it the right call? What comes next for the border, and those seeking to cross it? Could the tragedy on the St. Lawrence have been avoided and how should Canada balance the needs of border security and a migrant crisis that is only going to accelerate in the years to come?
GUEST: Nicholas Keung, Immigration Reporter, Toronto Star