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Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 00:54

Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Eight asylum-seekers crossing the U.S.-Canada border just in time... the latest in refugees pouring over the border as the U.S. looks to tighten its immigration and refugee policy. A Reuters photographer capturing images of the group jumping a snowy gully on Friday, followed closely by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer. The four adults and four children - said to be from Sudan - had arrived at the border in Champlain, New York in a taxi. The border patrol officer had seized their passports and was a questioning a man in the taxi when the eight fled. The officer managed to catch up to one of the men fleeing. That man then appeared to grab their passports and cross into Canada. All eight were helped through the snow and taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as the U.S. officer watched from south of the border.

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Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 00:54