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Quebec asks for federal help as number of asylum-seekers spikes

From CTV - April 16, 2018

MONTREAL - The Quebec government says it is facing even more asylum-seekers entering the province from the United States this year and is asking the federal government for help.

Immigration Minister David Heurtel says the number is forecast to increase significantly this summer.

He told a news conference today there have been 6,074 asylum-seekers so far this year, up from about 2,000 during the same period last year.

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