Canada Erects Camp on U.S. Border to Process Asylum Seekers

HeadlineAug 10, 2017
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Canada’s government deployed soldiers Wednesday to erect a camp near the U.S. border to process the roughly 250 asylum seekers arriving in Montreal each day, as they flee the Trump administration’s crackdown on refugees and immigrants. The camp, near the border with New York state, will accommodate up to 500 people in heated tents. Most of those seeking asylum are Haitians who took refuge in the U.S. after a devastating earthquake in 2010. The Trump administration has threatened to remove protected status for Haitians, which could affect up to 58,000 people.

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