Four more cross U.S. bor­der into Que­bec on foot

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — The RCMP are con­firm­ing they ar­rested four peo­ple who crossed il­le­gally into Que­bec to­day near the Ver­mont bor­der. Cpl. Fran­cois Gagnon says the mi­grants were ar­rested near Hem­ming­ford, Que., as the prov­ince continues to see an in­flux of refugee claimants ar­riv­ing from the U.S. Gagnon couldn’t pro­vide de­tails on the lat­est bor­der jumpers but says his of­fi­cers in­ter­cept peo­ple ev­ery day who en­ter the prov­ince il­le­gally. He says most of them ask to claim refugee sta­tus and are taken to a nearby bor­der sta­tion for pro­cess­ing. Of­fi­cials say a grow­ing num­ber of refugee claimants are cross­ing the U.S. bor­der into Canada il­le­gally, with the largest in­crease be­ing recorded in Que­bec.

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