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Asylum Seekers From US Flood Quebec Border Camp

Dozens of army tents dotted the Canadian border Thursday to house hundreds of asylum seekers, many from Haiti, streaming into the country from upstate New York to file refugee claims.

More than 200 people a day are illegally walking across the border into Quebec to seek asylum, government officials said.

More than 4,300 asylum seekers have crossed illegally into Canada in the first half of this year, with some citing U.S. President Donald Trump’s tougher stance on immigration.

Canada’s military has set up heated tents to house up to 500 asylum seekers as they undergo security screenings near the border. Officers from the …read more

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