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Manitoba, Apr 28 (Canadian-Media): Manitoba's premier Brian Pallister said his province was looking for more help from the federal government as more asylum seekers cross into Canada, media reports said.
Last year about 20,000 people crossed illegally into Canada, mostly at two crossings near Lacolle, Quebec., and Emerson, Manitoba.
"It's unfair to ask a province like Manitoba is, a smaller province, to handle what is essentially caused by a federal challenge," Brian Pallister had told The House.
Pallister said had commended federal immigration minister Ahmed Hussen for the work the government has done, he said support was still needed.
Although the number of people who had crossed into Manitoba this year was 102 people, lesser from last year's numbers, Pallister said, but still far more than any other year.
Pallister is anticipating high numbers in his province this year also and asking the government to continue the support they provided last year.