Exit-town U.S.A: The quiet New York state suburb where scores of immigrants are creeping into Canada in the dead of night to escape Trump’s America

Sunday, March 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

Immigrants are entering Canada illegally through Champlain in New York
They take Roxham Road on foot and enter the village of Hemmingford in Quebec on the other side
Police arrest them in Canada and take them to immigration offices to file asylum requests
Champlain residents said they’d seen them being dropped off in taxis in the middle of the night

12 March 2017

Frightened immigrants are creeping into Canada through a quiet border town in northeast New York to escape Donald Trump.

The families are fleeing through the town of Champlain which shares a border with Quebec.

They make their crossing on Roxham Road which leads them directly towards the village of Hemmingford and in to the path of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who take them to immigration offices where they can apply for asylum.

Since Donald Trump tried to implement a controversial travel ban stopping citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the US, foot traffic on the road has increased.

Residents told The New York Times how some families were sneaking over the illegal crossing in the middle of the night to avoid being caught.

‘I’m not O.K. with it but I definitely can’t blame them,’ Matthew Turner, who lives on Roxham Road, said.

Earlier this month, families claiming to be from Turkey were pictured being arrested after making the crossing at Roxham Road.

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