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OTTAWA — The union representing border officers says Canada should create a 300-person team to patrol the areas between official ports of entry, comparing the current situation to "swiss cheese."

Jean-Pierre Fortin, president of the Customs and Immigration Union, says he’s hearing from his members that the number of illegal crossings is higher than what officials admit publicly.

"The frontline officers are actually the ones giving me the numbers and they’re slightly different cdn to usd conversion. They’re higher right now," he said in an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period.

Internal numbers from the Canada Border Services Agency, provided to CTV News, show 382 people made asylum claims around the Lacolle border crossing in January, 2017.

Illegal border crossings and asylum claims are separate but related issues, since most migrants crossing the border from the U.S.

into Canada can’t make asylum claims at official ports of entry the financial futures market. Under the 2004 Safe Third Country agreement, prospective asylum claimants coming from the U.S. are turned away.

Canada is a signatory to the UN Convention on Refugees, obliging the country to hear all asylum claims filed by people already inside Canadian territory python dictionary. That’s led some migrants to cross the border illegally between ports of entry in order to make their claim.

There are some exceptions that would allow someone coming from the U.S. to make a refugee claim at a port of entry, including if they have a close family member already living in Canada or if they are an unaccompanied minor, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told CTV News.

Fortin says to properly protect the border from illegal crossings — those not done at official ports of entry — his union would like to see the government reinstate 1,053 jobs cut by the previous government commodity futures intraday market price quotes. He would also like to see the government change its policy so border officers can chase anyone who crosses without going through a port of entry inr to usd exchange rate. He says right now CBSA has to call in the RCMP.

"The RCMP doesn’t have the resources and what we’re asking the government at this point in time, we want to make sure that we should be closing that gap mortgage meaning in tagalog. We should have border guards actually patrolling these [areas]."

"‎CBSA operational policy restricts enforcement between ports of entry and directs officers to refer to their local RCMP detachment in cases of suspected violations," Scott Bardsley wrote.

"The RCMP and CBSA are enforcing the law euro news today. They’re enforcing it well and to the letter stock superstock. At the moment, they are sufficiently staffed to handle the volume euro usd fx. Should more resources be required, they will let us know."

On Saturday, Goodale visited Emerson, Man. – a small border community that has seen a large influx of illicit border crossings in recent weeks.

During a news conference, Goodale told reporters the federal government is willing to allocate more resources to help deal with the increase of U.S. asylum-seekers.

"The key thing is to make sure that our agencies on the ground … have the resources necessary to do the job. At the moment, they are properly resourced, but we are monitoring that very carefully as we go forward," he said.

Goodale also announced $30,000 to cover extra costs incurred by Emerson-Franklin’s volunteer fire department and other agencies in the community, adding that more will be made available.

Fortin questioned why officials are hesitant to call a series of increases in illegal border crossings a trend binary addition overflow. The 382 asylum claims in January 2017, is more than three times the number in January 2016.

The current spike is still lower than another influx in 2008, as well as another surge in 2001, Bardsley said, noting it’s too early for a proper analysis.