President Joe Biden and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday are expected to announce a new migration deal as part of Biden’s first visit to America’s northern neighbor.
The two leaders will hold a joint news conference after Biden addresses the Canadian Parliament.
The new agreement will allow Canada to send more migrants who cross at unofficial ports of entry at America’s northern border back to the U.S., according to a senior U.S. official and another person familiar with the deal.
In return, Canada has agreed to allow 15,000 more people from the Western Hemisphere to migrate to Canada legally.
Ahead of Biden’s visit, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters the administration was « committed » to working with Canada to address the increase in migration going north but declined to confirm the deal.