When it comes to illegal immigration, most eyes have been on the U.S. Southern border.

However, the U.S. border with Canada is also experiencing an increased influx of illegal immigrants.

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As reported by The Center Square, the border between Canada and New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire is reporting record numbers of illegal crossings. The Swanton Sector U.S. Border Patrol in Vermont reported a record 1,109 illegal immigrant apprehensions in March, according to The Center Square. In March 2021, only 37 immigrant apprehensions were reported.

Last month also broke previous records, as April 28 to May 4 saw agents apprehend 492 illegal border crossers. Quoting Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia, the article notes that the number exceeds the 365 total arrests for the entirety of 2021.

The majority of the individuals arrested in March 2024 were from India, Bangladesh, and Mexico, according to Garcia, although 40 countries were represented.

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Michigan also shares a border with Canada. In February, a bus was stopped outside Traverse City and 19 illegal immigrants were deported.

“On Friday, U.S. Border Patrol was contacted by the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s office to assist after a bus transporting 19 undocumented non-citizens was pulled over by deputies for erratic driving,” according to an email received by The Midwesterner from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson.

“Subsequently, the 19 undocumented non-citizens were transported to the Sault Ste. Marie Border Patrol Station where they were processed and served a Notice To Appear. The individuals have been placed in immigration removal proceedings,” the spokesperson added

“It was a flood we had never seen before. It was an exponential shift, something we were not expecting and it just hit us hard,” Erik Lavallee, the Border Patrol Agent in Charge of the U.S. Border Patrol Beecher Falls Station in Vermont, told CBS News.

According to CBS, “In fiscal year 2023, Swanton Sector agents arrested roughly 7,000 migrants trying to cross the border illegally. That is more than the previous 12 years combined.”

The statistics reported by CBS News and The Center Square were before the release Monday of a Center for Immigration Studies report that reveals only 46% of immigrants – both legal and illegal – are employed.

“Immigration clearly adds workers to the country, but it just as clearly adds non-workers who need to be supported by the labor of others,” report authors Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler said. “Those who simply see immigration as a source of labor need to understand it is also a source of school children, retirees, and many other non-workers. How could it be otherwise; immigrants are people.”

Last March, U.S. Reps. Bill Huzienga, Tim Walberg, and Jack Bergman, co-signed a letter with 19 other Republican representatives.

In the letter, addressed to U.S. Director of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the lawmakers expressed concern with security on the U.S. Northern Border with Canada.

“Since October 1st 2023, the Northern Border has seen a record number of illegal immigrants and drug seizures, most notably fentanyl, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). While the crisis at the Southwest Border continues to intensify and unfold into an unprecedented disaster, local communities and Border Patrol agents along the Northern Border are feeling the strain as you continue to direct the Department of Homeland security to abandon its duty of protecting our sovereign borders,” the letter states.

“According to CBP data in fiscal year 2023, Border Patrol agents apprehended 10,021 aliens illegally crossing the border between ports of entry, including 2,229 apprehensions in the first four months alone. In the first four months of FY 2024, through January 2024, the Border Patrol has already apprehended 4,772 subjects along the Northern Border, a 114% increase from the first months of FY 2023. This 114% increase in  apprehensions is unsustainable and symptomatic of your border failure to secure the border.”