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Asylum seekers from the US fill up border camp at Quebec

  • Dozens of border camps set up on the US border at Quebec are now swarming with hundreds of people seeking asylum and most of them are from Haiti. They have been coming in from the upper parts of New York in order to file claims as refugees. It is estimated that every day at least 200 people are crossing the border illegally and getting into Quebec to look for asylum. This estimate has been provided by officials of the Canadian government. Haitians have been flocking to Canada because their temporary protected status is expected to expire in January 2018 and also, the recent change in immigrant policy by the Trump Government is speculated to have triggered the process. Additionally, they have heard false reports of assured residency in Canada.

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