Illegal border crossings from Canada to the United States increased from 558 people in 2016 to 1,586 people in 2019, according to data obtained by the Associated Press (AP) and published on May 7, 2020.
Though illegal immigration via the northern border has increased, the total is less than 1% of the illegal crossings at the US/Mexico border.
In 2016, 3.6% of people crossing the northern border illegally were Mexican. That percentage jumped to 28% in 2019. Romanians, including many ethnic Roma, Haitians, and Indians were among other nationalities crossing the border illegally.