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>> Executive orders.>> As President Trump cracks down on illegal immigration some Mexican migrants looking to go north are now going way north. Reuters' Gabriel Stargardter is in Mexico City covering this new migration.>> On December 1st Canada relaxed immigration rules for Mexicans travelling to the country, removed visa requirements.
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As a result we've seen lots of Mexicans who are living perhaps without documents in the United States. But then it was the Mexicans in Mexico seeking or trying to seek a new life in Canada.>> By ending visa restrictions for Mexicans, Canada now allows them to enter for up to six months by filling out an Electronic Travel Authorization, or eTA form.
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But that doesn't entitle them to work. And while data does show a tripling of Mexicans seeking to travel to Canada, many could be tourists and not workers. For a surge of calls and emails to Canada's immigration lawyers from recently arrived Mexicans looking for work permits, as well as accounts of deportees Reuters has spoken with all suggest a new migration pattern may be emerging.
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>> How did any of you remove this if you travelled for Mexicans on December the 1st so in many ways it's too early to tell if there has been a significant uptick in Mexican migration. We also won't know how many Mexicans are gonna stay and work illegally in the country until June, when the first batch of people traveling on this so-called eTA will be due to leave.
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>> Many Mexicans looking for the kind of work available in the US might be disappointed by what they find in Canada. Companies are less willing to hire undocumented workers. Plus, the government is doing what it can to enforce its no work policy.>> Lots of Mexicans who we've spoken to say they thought at it as a way to get into the country, to Canada.
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And basically set up a new life there. But, the evidence seems to point in the opposite direction. And actually it seems to be that Getting into Canada is not that easy for Mexicans who aim to go and work there illegally. Immigration officers are trained to look for people who are maybe trying to get in illegally, looking to work, they will rummage through people's phones.
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And they're also sending a lot of Mexicans straight back to the country of where they came from after stopping them from entering the country.