Refugee claimants entering Quebec from U.S.

 CBC News

A legal loophole has would-be refugees in the U.S. coming into Canada through the Quebec border, CBC News has learned.

"Sometimes we get half a dozen of them on a shift, and then you’re a week without getting any, said RCMP Sgt. Christian Dubois. "And then, all of a sudden, ‘boom.’"

Dubois said since the new RCMP border patrol started, more than half of their time is being spent on would-be refugees.

Police say there have been 64 arrests in just two months along the 140 kilometres of the Quebec-Vermont border.Police say there have been 64 arrests in just two months along the 140 kilometres of the Quebec-Vermont border. (Alison Redlich/Associated Press)

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/11/30/refugee-border-canada.html#ixzz16sMAYlt6

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