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Closing Roxham Highway border crossing won’t cease arrival of asylum seekers: Trudeau

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OTTAWA –


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says closing an unofficial border crossing in southern Quebec won’t cease the arrival of asylum seekers.


Trudeau stated as we speak that if the crossing level at Roxham Highway, south of Montreal, had been closed, irregular migrants would cross Canada’s lengthy border elsewhere.


Quebec Premier Francois Legault known as on Trudeau Wednesday to close down the crossing, saying Quebec would not have the capability to take care of migrants as they wait for his or her refugee claims to be processed.


Trudeau says that negotiations are progressing with america to vary the Secure Third Nation Settlement, which has led to the irregular crossings.


Below that settlement, asylum seekers who enter the U.S. should declare refugee standing in that nation and may be turned again in the event that they try to enter Canada by an official border crossing to make a refugee declare.


The RCMP has intercepted 7,013 asylum seekers who’ve crossed irregularly into Quebec from the U.S. because the starting of the 12 months.

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