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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The number of migrants illegally entering Canada more than tripled in July and August, hitting nearly 7,000. Haitians, who face looming deportation from the United States when their temporary protected status expires in January 2018, accounted for much of the inflow.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics-trudeau-idUSKCN1B32CO

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CANADIAN Troops set up tents at AMERICAN border; old Royal Vic to shelter asylum seekers | CTV Montreal News

Canadians soldiers are being deployed to St-Bernard-de-Lacolle to erect tents for asylum seekers attempting to enter Canada from the United States. Almost 100 troops will be used to set up the camp site, which will consist of “modular tent shelters with lighting and heating and may temporarily accomodate close to 500 people,” Department of National Defence spokesperson Evan Koronewski told CTV Montreal in an email.

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Worried about Trump, asylum seekers walk cold road to Canada

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) – Refugees in the United States fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive U.S. presidential campaign are flocking to Canada in growing numbers.
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