June 27, 2022

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Immigrants tested positive on Roxham Road

Immigrants tested positive on Roxham Road

Many immigrants who recently crossed Roxham Road in Saint-Bernard-de-LaColle tested positive for COVID-19.

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Many sources have confirmed to TVA Nouvelles that not only are many immigrants crossing the country via Roxham Road these days positive for Kovid, they are also more specifically influenced by the Omicron variant.

Naturally, they will be picked up, tested on their arrival, detached in winter trailers near the border, where they will be detained. This policy weakens the system and imposes total logistics on the police.

During the passing of TVA Nouvelles in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle on Monday afternoon, our team observed the mobilization of minibuses and car taxis to pick up immigrants and drive them to hotels.

And according to our information, today alone, dozens of refugees battling Omikran need to be relocated to safer and supervised areas.

When we looked at the whole picture, we realized that about a hundred immigrants were crossing the border every day through Roxham Road. Currently, about 1,000 of them are at the YMCA in the metropolis on Tupper Street, but also in Place DuPont, which has so far welcomed homeless people.

“The Roxham road issue has been around for years, the Conservative Party has been asking for years to close the gap and make a deal, to make sure no asylum requests are made at the land border, and nothing is moving,” he notes. Pierre Paul-Huss, Conservative MP for Charlesburg Riding.

“We clearly want to open Quebec’s borders to asylum seekers, but this still needs to be done respectfully and regularly, and for that it is necessary to terminate the agreement for the southern third countries,” he stressed. Joel Arseno, parliamentary leader of the party Quebecois.

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With information from Yves Poirier