A new public opinion study shows many Canadians are unhappy about people entering Canada illegally from the United States.
Such border-crossers are mostly people from the Middle East and Africa. Some say they traveled to Canada because they were afraid the U.S. government would return them to their home countries.
News services report that the number of refugees entering Canada rose sharply in the first two months of 2017.
In January and February, Canadian police caught over 1,000 people crossing into Canada without permission. In all of 2016, that number was just over 2,000.
So far this year, about 5,500 people have requested Canada accept them as refugees. Only 20 percent of them have been stopped at the border.
If the trend continues, more than 30,000 people will attempt to get refugee status in Canada this year. That would be 40 percent more than last year.
Due to the surge of refugees, the Reuters news agency asked Canadians what they think of people who come into Canada without permission.
The study found that many Canadians think the country will not be as safe as in the past if the foreigners are permitted to stay.
About 1,000 people were questioned.
Almost half said the migrants should be returned to the U.S. About the same number said they did not agree with the way Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dealing with the issue.
About 400 people said they thought migrants coming into Canada from the U.S. would make the country less safe.
Last month, Reuters went to the small central border town of Emerson, Manitoba. The U.S. states of Minnesota and North Dakota are south of the town.
Jamie French lives in Emerson. She says last month, a group of 16 migrants came to the door of her house early in the morning. She said she was frightened.
Emerson's emergency coordinator said none of the migrants have caused any trouble, so far. Some, however, have needed medical treatment after spending hours outside in freezing temperatures.
The increasing numbers of people crossing into Canada can be costly for these border towns.
For example, it costs Emerson $500 every time police call firefighters to help treat the health problems of migrants.
Jacqueline Reimer runs a restaurant in Emerson. She has fed some of the migrants for free. She says she wants them to feel welcome. But she also says she wonders why the Canadian government does not do more to help Canada's homeless citizens.
Some Canadians also expressed worry that even larger number of people will try to cross the border as the weather warms.
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The child felt frightened when he saw the big fire.
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1.A new public opinion study shows many Canadians are unhappy about people entering Canada illegally from the United States.
be unhappy about 对……不开心/反感/不快
Someone was apparently unhappy about the outcome.
显然是有人对这个结果心怀不满 。 。
The plan has encountered opposition in Congress, particularly from those who are unhappy about handing more power to the Fed.
2.If the trend continues, more than 30,000 people will attempt to get refugee status in Canada this year.
attempt to do sth 试图做某事
These books attempt to explain why that is, and what, if anything, should be done about it.
“We shall attempt to answer it in this book, ” he wrote.
大多数这样的移民者来自中东和非洲 。一些人说，他们移民到加拿大是因为他们害怕美国政府会将他们遣返回国 。
2017年1月、2月，加拿大警方逮捕了1000多名未经许可进入加拿大境内的人 。而2016年全年，这一数字仅有2000多 。
今年到目前为止，已有近5500人发出申请，请求加拿大接收自己为难民 。其中只有20%的人被拒 。
如果事态继续这样发展下去，今年将会有3万多人试图申请加拿大的难民资格 。这一数字将比去年多40% 。
有近一半人表示，这些移民应该被遣送回美国 。也有近一半人表示，他们不赞成总理特鲁多(Justin Trudeau)对这件事情的处理方式 。
上个月，路透社实地去往马尼托巴省紧靠美国边境的小镇艾默生(Emerson) 。而美国的明尼苏达州和北达科他州就在小镇南部 。
杰米是艾默生的居民 。她说，上个月的某天早上，有16个移民一起来到她家门口 。她说当时很害怕 。
艾默生镇的应急协调员表示，目前这些难民没有惹是生非过 。只不过其中的一些人在冰天雪地中呆了数个小时后可能需要医疗救助 。
杰奎琳是艾默生镇某餐馆的老板 。她已经免费为一些难民供食 。杰奎琳说自己希望这些移民感到他们是受欢迎的 。但她也表示，她好奇为何加拿大政府不采取更多举措来帮助这些无家可归的人 。
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