Calls to lower restrictions on refugees from U-S

As more refugees try to flee the U-S to come to Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons is calling on Ottawa to lift some restrictions.

The College is concerned about the health of refugees trying to walk across the border in remote areas from north Dakota into Manitoba. There have been a couple of dozen refugees picked up doing that in the last couple of weeks…and that’s just the ones who have been caught.

Some immigration groups want Ottawa to repeal an agreement with the United States so people fleeing the U-S can go to official Canadian  border crossings to seek asylum.