The Red cross the canadian province of Quebec, the local Ministry of health and social services began to use the Olympic stadium in Montreal as a temporary shelter for immigrants requesting asylum on the background of rapid growth of immigration from the United States.
About it writes on Thursday, August 3, the news Agency Reuters with reference to the representative of the red cross Stephanie Picard.
The article said that this year, more than 4.300 people have illegally crossed the us-canadian border and filed a petition to grant them refugee status. Most of them settled in the province of Quebec, as evidenced by Federal statistics.
The migrants said in an interview with Reuters that the reason for flight was the fear of trump and promoted them antiimmigration laws.
Those who illegally crossed the border to Canada, detained and sent for interrogation to the police and border service, and then allow you to apply for asylum and remain in the country pending determination of their status.
The mayor of Montreal Denis Encoder welcomed refugees on its page in social network Twitter and said that in July this year, arrived in the country of 2,500 people. He also claimed that using these people is in the framework of the «humanitarian gesture».
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said that his country would not deny shelter to undocumented migrants who cross the U.S.-canadian border immigration after the publication of the decree of the President of the United States Donald trump. «Canadians believe in our immigration system and the inviolability of our borders, that we help people who are looking for security,» he said, speaking before Parliament. Trudeau said he intends to hold the balance between the rigor of the system and the reception of people in need of assistance, to ensure the security of the country.
The flow of refugees from the USA to Canada intensified after the immigration Ordinance trump. In January 2017 asylum in Canada on the canadian-American border asked 452 people (in January 2016 such asylum was 137).