Quebec Olympic Stadium Now a Shelter for Asylum Seekers from the U.S.

The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Canadian Press reports that the Quebec Red Cross is setting up a facility to house asylum seekers in Montreal's Olympic Stadium. The facility is necessary to house a growing number of people crossing at the border between Quebec and the United States.

An earlier article by Terry Pedwell details the data about shifting patterns in illegal border crossings into Canada. The increasing number of asylum seekers entering Quebec corresponded to decreasing numbers entering through Manitoba.

Yet another article by Eric Andrew-Gee details the political debate about how to respond to the influx of asylum seekers. The border crossing is dangerous, and already many immigrants have died trying to make the crossing.

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Published on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in The Globe and Mail
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