Yesterday, Legault announced that asylum seekers working in the health-care system could be eligible for a path to citizenship as immigrants instead of through the federal refugee system.
Legault asked his immigration minister to review each case one by one. Legault called it “a way of telling them, 'Thank you,".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also addressed the situation today at his press conference. In an exceptional situation, we can obviously consider exceptional measures", he continued, adding that his Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, was on the case to try to find a way to go forward.
"We are looking at how we can recognize this work, praising the work of asylum seekers who are hard at work in seniors' centers. and who do "heroic work".