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Canada wants to curb surge in walk-in asylum seekers from US

09:42 EDT 17 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Canada wants to curb surge in walk-in asylum seekers from USCanadian officials warned Thursday against entering the country unchecked through backwoods in an effort to curb a surge in asylum seekers coming on foot from the United States. Landing in Canada "is not an automatic ticket to being accepted here as a refugee," Transportation Minister Marc Garneau told a press conference in the Quebec border town Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, about 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Montreal. The town has witnessed a recent dramatic spike in walk-in asylum seekers.


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