RCMP say they haven’t noticed any influx of Syrian or Iraqi refugees into Quebec, contrary to a media report that residents along the Canada-U.S. border have seen such a spike.
Cpl. Camille Habel, spokeswoman for the Mounties in Quebec, confirms that RCMP officers were called to intercept a group of migrants Wednesday morning that had crossed from the United States in the Montérégie region.
But Habel says migrants and refugee claimants do cross the border.
“It’s routine,” she tells Yahoo Canada News. “It’s not daily.. It’s not weekly but it happens.”
A report in La Presse says there has been a growing number of migrants crossing the border from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Citing local residents, the media outlet says at least 15 Syrian and Iraqi migrants have entered Canada illegally in the past month near the town of Dundee, along the border with New York state, including the six migrants that arrived Wednesday morning.
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