85 percent of the 10,000+ seeking asylum in Canada are of Haitian origin

According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), 80% to 85% of asylum seekers are of Haitian origin. Others come from various countries, including Sudan and Turkey.

PHOTO: Haitians with TPS fleeing the U.S. across the border to Canada

More than 10,000 asylum seekers have been intercepted in Quebec after illegally crossing the Canada-US border since the beginning of the year, according to figures provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Agence des services Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Source: ici.radio-canada.ca

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