SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, QUE.—For a family of asylum seekers from Sudan, the path into Canada on Friday morning was a long, windswept road 60 kilometres south of Montreal.It led past warning signs that the territory of the United States was ending. The hope of a new country lay ahead.The path continued through a rocky, snow-covered ditch and past an orange marker delineating the border. On the other side, three RCMP officers waited to arrest the parents and three children.“You cannot cross from here. It’s illegal. You will be arrested,” a female Mountie warned from the Canadian side of border.“It’s not a problem,” the father of three replied in halting English.“You’ve been told. It’s illegal and you will be arrested, and all your family will be arrested,” the officer said again.
The family was one of three groups that the Star witnessed illegally crossing the border into Canada on Friday. But they were just another handful in what immigration lawyers, border-town officials and refugee service providers say is a significant spike in asylum seekers who are attempting to circumvent the 2004 Safe Third Country Agreement, a deal between Canada and the United States that forces claimants to make their demand with the first country in which they arrive.It was a measure intended to ease the processing of refugee claimants in both countries. But in President Donald Trump’s United States, many now fear that the promise of a crackdown on refugees will result in them being forced to return to the countries they have fled.“We have clients who openly tell us that after the declaration of President Trump that he was going to crack down on illegal immigration, that he was going to go after people from certain countries, they left the United States to come to Canada and seek refugee status,” said Montreal immigration lawyer Stéphane Handfield.
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