Illegal border crossings spark concerns about criminals entering Canada: Poll

Canadians have empathy for refugees crossing into the country illegally but their concern over border security trumps all, a newly-released poll reveals.

Angus Reid Institute found that 50% of Canadians believe there’s a significant or huge risk of criminals and other dangerous individuals crossing into Canada through the unguarded border points now used by asylum seekers heading north from the U.S.

Almost three in every four Canadians want the country to focus its resources on monitoring and patrolling the border to discourage more crossings.

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