Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer - News Summed Up

Quebec preparing for up to 400 asylum seekers a day at the U.S. border this summer


MONTREAL—Quebec government is demanding that Ottawa come up with a new plan for handling asylum seekers with projections that up to 400 people each day could begin crossing into Canada this summer. “Last year, we peaked at about 250 a day and that was considered massive,” said Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel. Between Jan. 1 and April 14 of this year, 6,074 asylum seekers have arrived in Quebec, three times more than that which entered last year. ( Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press )“Right now, the majority of asylum seekers we have had up till now come from Nigeria. A significant portion of them also have no intention of remaining in Quebec if their refugee claim is accepted.


Source: thestar April 16, 2018 17:03 UTC



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