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Refugee Claimants: Asylum Seekers and Immigration Minister

refugee claimants: Simon Jolin-Barrette said in a statement that Ottawa has also agreed to cover the province's expenses related to asylum seekers in 2019.A federal government news release notes Quebec received roughly 90 per cent of the refugee claimants who entered the country from the United States in 2017 and 2018, according to National Observer. Quebec assumed costs related to housing, education and other basic needs. Quebec's immigration minister said today the federal money completely covers the province's expenses in connection with the thousands of people who crossed irregularly from the United States in 2017 and 2018. Roughly 40,000 asylum seekers entered Canada in 2017 and 2018 through what are known as irregular ports of entry. Quebec had been negotiating with the federal government for months to cover costs related to asylum seekers. More than 37,000 of them entered through a rural road from New York State that leads into southern Quebec. ( As reported in the news.