José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
 
Location: New York City, New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: José A. Alvarado Jr. is a Puerto Rican photographer dedicated to documenting class inequality, civic engagement, and contemporary issues in Puerto Rico and New York City. He works primarily in long-form storytelling, using visual imagery... MORE
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for The New York Times: U.S. and Canada Reach an Agreement on Diverting Asylum Seekers
josé a. alvarado jr.
Mar 23, 2023
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The deal, reached just before President Biden arrived in Canada for an official visit, allows both countries to minimize illegal immigration at a time when it has surged.
The United States and Canada have reached an agreement that will allow both countries to divert asylum seekers from their borders at a time when migration has surged across the hemisphere, a U.S. official familiar with the agreement said Thursday.

The deal, which is set to be announced Friday by President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the two leaders meet in Ottawa, will allow Canada to turn back immigrants at Roxham Road, a popular unofficial crossing point from New York for migrants seeking asylum in Canada.

In exchange, Canada has agreed to provide a new, legal refugee program for 15,000 migrants who are fleeing violence, persecution and economic devastation in South and Central America, the official said, lessening the pressure of illegal crossings into the United States from Mexico.

Photographed for The New York Times, with words by Michael D. Shear and Ian AustenU.S. and Canada Reach an Agreement on Diverting Asylum Seekers
The deal, reached just before President Biden arrived in Canada for an official visit, allows both countries to minimize illegal immigration at a time when it has surged.
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