In recent months, hundreds of refugees have illegally crossed the us-canadian border near Manitoba, which is adjacent to the States of North Dakota and Montana. Earlier from the US and Canada moved this way no more than 60 people a year.
About it writes on Sunday, February 12, the website of the TV channel «al-Jazeera» with reference to the non-governmental organization the Council on interfaith immigration Manitoba (MIIC), which helps refugees – in addition to public structures.
Over the weekend crossed the border more than 20 people since the beginning of October until the end of January there are 118, said the head of MIIC Rita Halal.
According to the canadian Department of the border service, in 2015 4.316 people filed a petition for asylum, in 2016 this number has increased almost twice – 7.022. The majority of asylum – refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia. Eritrea and Burundi. This statistic does not include thousands of people who cross the us-canadian border illegally.