Canada sees surge in border crossings from US

The number of refugees crossing into Canada from the US has soared since late last year. Many say they are fleeing a climate of fear in the US.

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    The number of refugees crossing into Canada from the United States has soared since late last year.

    Many say they are fleeing a climate of fear in the US. While there is no official tally, it is thought close to a thousand people may have crossed the border in remote areas looking for asylum.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from the Canada-US frontier, south of Montreal.


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