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Excerpt: "Migrants are fleeing the US for Canada, making the journey through snow and ice to seek refugee status in the country. Reuters photographer Christinna Muschi documented some of them as they crossed the border from the US into Hemmingford in Quebec."

Man carries his suitcase across the U.S./Canada border. (photo: Christinna Muschi/Reuters)
Man carries his suitcase across the U.S./Canada border. (photo: Christinna Muschi/Reuters)


Immigrants Flee US for Canada - in Pictures

By Christinna Muschi, Reuters

17 February 17

 

igrants are fleeing the US for Canada, making the journey through snow and ice to seek refugee status in the country. Reuters photographer Christinna Muschi documented some of them as they crossed the border from the US into Hemmingford in Quebec

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+2 # Dale 2017-02-17 11:42
Brrr! There is a warmer and congenial location, Costa Rica. No army, democrática- See www,visitcostri.com or the various realty agencies. One which I operate as an exile form Amerikka Inc, is www.eltucan.co,cr
 
 
+4 # goodsensecynic 2017-02-17 12:57
Costa Rica might be nice (don't know, I've only been to Mexico, Jamaica and Cuba), but the trick is getting there.

From Minnesota and North Dakota to Manitoba, it's just a long walk in the snow. Likewise, from New Hampshire or Maine to Quebec or New Brunswick ... etc.
 
 
+2 # Glen 2017-02-18 09:32
My first thoughts exactly. Along the Gulf Coast there are numerous immigrants and homeless and they are there because of easier living, even if under an overpass. Snow and cold are difficult to survive in even if in a house wondering when they will be rounded up. It isn't easy to survive for thousands of people in the U.S.
 
 
+13 # Krackonis 2017-02-17 12:25
They are fleeing US persecution. They originally went to the USA to seek Asylum, but as it is no longer a safe country, one which may torture or kill them for "information" or whatever, they need to flee THAT country and go to a safer country with a better human rights record.
 
 
+14 # Femihumanist 2017-02-17 13:04
It makes me think of my family, post WWII, living in what would now be called "substandard housing" for our family of five, had a constant stream of "relatives" who would stay for a few days to a few weeks and move on. I realize in retrospect that they were part of an "underground railroad" for Jewish refugees from Europe. This is all so sick.
 
 
+10 # susiegato 2017-02-17 13:18
If I were an undocumented immigrant in the US, I would sure try to get to Canada before Trump sent me to Mexico.
 
 
-1 # RLF 2017-02-18 06:03
People that are moving because they are in fear are refugees! Migrants are moving for other reasons. I'm really sick of this sloppy, manipulative BS! Migrants are not Jews in WWII...they are primarily looking for economic advantage by moving.
 
 
+2 # citizenpaine 2017-02-18 15:26
Quoting RLF:
People that are moving because they are in fear are refugees! Migrants are moving for other reasons. I'm really sick of this sloppy, manipulative BS! Migrants are not Jews in WWII...they are primarily looking for economic advantage by moving.


Sick indeed! Many of the people coming here do so because of threat of violence where they come from. And since when has coming for economic advantage become discreditable? This Jew's grandparents came for both reasons, and many others of us were turned back or denied entry due to prevailing sentiments such as yours.

I truly hope you are not Jewish, because I'm afraid there's a special place in Hell for Jews who support Trump's immigration policies.
 

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