The Federal officials have come up with a new plan for the asylum seekers crossing to Quebec illegally. The Quebec government has complained about the possible shortage of resources due to the inflow of migrants.
The Federal Government is planning to move the illegal asylum seekers to elsewhere in the country to improve the strained resources in the province. Quebec wants Ottawa to take a share of the costs for providing shelter for the thousands of migrants entering Quebec from the U.S. According to the federal immigration officers, more than 5,500 people have crossed Quebec border illegally this year. It was only 2000 same time last year. It is expected that warmer weather will cause more migration.
In 2017, RCMP officers had intercepted more than 18,800 asylum seekers during summer. The authorities are finding it difficult to provide housing, food, clothing and education to the new arrivals. The military has already set up a temporary camp for migrants at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle’s Roxham Road in Quebec and an emergency shelter is operating at the Olympic Stadium. Quebec is expecting more asylum seekers this year and wants feds to reimburse $146 million for the expenses incurred last year due to the influx.
Quebec Immigration Minister David Heurtel has made his demands to the federal and Ontario counterparts. Federal government informed that they are willing to reimburse the province and will make a number of measures to alleviate the burden on Quebec.