Mireille Lajoie is a Master’s student in Geography at Laval University, Quebec. Her thesis focuses on the political discourse on asylum seekers and other precarious immigrants in the province of Quebec. Mireille is more specifically interested in the evolution of political discourse between two crisis contexts: the period of significant increase in asylum claims at the US-Canada border by the Roxham Road between 2017 and 2019 and the pandemic context during which asylum claimants may have been working as essential health workers. She recently obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and completed an end of studies research project. It explored the situation of young migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya across the Mediterranean Sea. She worked with SOS Méditerranee, a European organization for the rescue of migrants in distress in the central Mediterranean Sea. Mireille is pursuing her Master’s research with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC).