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Asylum Seekers Flee US for Canada

Hundreds of people, mostly Haitians, stream across the US-Canadian border every day to file refugee claims.
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A Haitian refugee peeks out of the window of a tent set up by Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Aug. 10, 2017.
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A Haitian refugee peeks out of the window of a tent set up by Canadian Armed Forces near the border in Lacolle, Quebec, Aug. 10, 2017.

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces carry floorboards into the tents they erected to house asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border in Lacolle, Quebec, Aug. 9, 2017.
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Members of the Canadian Armed Forces carry floorboards into the tents they erected to house asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border in Lacolle, Quebec, Aug. 9, 2017.

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces install electricity for the tents erected to house asylum seekers at the Canada-U.S. border in Lacolle, Quebec, Aug. 9, 2017.
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Members of the Canadian Armed Forces install electricity for the tents erected to house asylum seekers at the Canada-U.S. border in Lacolle, Quebec, Aug. 9, 2017.

A family who identified themselves as from Haiti are confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer as they try to enter into Canada from Roxham Road in Champlain, New York, Aug. 7, 2017.
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A family who identified themselves as from Haiti are confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer as they try to enter into Canada from Roxham Road in Champlain, New York, Aug. 7, 2017.

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