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Haiti - Quebec : Haitian asylum seekers, 3 times more children than estimated
24/08/2017 11:01:41

Haiti - Quebec : Haitian asylum seekers, 3 times more children than estimated
Of the more than 8,000 asylum seekers intercepted at the Quebec border since June while illegally crossing the Canadian border, nearly 2,700 are young people under the age of 18, according to a statement Wednesday by Kathleen Weil, the Quebec Minister of Immigration, who called for the profile of these young people so that school boards are preparing.

This is 3 times more than the estimated number of children at the beginning of the week by the school boards of the Montreal region, who expected to integrate around 800 additional students in the classrooms.

This is 6 times more than the estimate released on Friday, August 18 by the Chief Superintendent of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Claude Castonguay, who estimated to 500 the number of children...


While in Ottawa Justin Trudeau assures that the situation is under control at the Canada-US border and despite his statements on immigration rules in Canada, the opposition believes that the Canadian government has implicitly false hopes to the migrants by letting them in and placing more emphasis on Canada as a land of welcome, rather than the strict dimension of the Immigration Act and the status of asylum seeker or refugee...

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