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Families Stopped at U.S.-Canada Crossing

Hundreds are walking across the border from New York into Canada in what refugee agencies say is an effort to flee Trump's policies.

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Image: An RCMP officer checks the documents of two women from Sudan after they illegally crossed the Canada-US border near Hemmingford, Quebec, Feb. 26, 2017.

An RCMP officer checks the documents of two women from Sudan after they illegally crossed the Canada-US border near Hemmingford, Quebec, Feb. 26, 2017. Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the U.S. border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations' refugee point man in the country.
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Image: The two women became emotional while being detained.

The two women became emotional while being detained.
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Image: An RCMP officer speaks with the women.

An RCMP officer speaks with the women.
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Image: A meandering fence loosely marks the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Quebec, Feb. 28.

A meandering fence loosely marks the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Quebec, Feb. 28.
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Image: The Canadian-U.S. border near Hemmingford, Quebec, is seen on Feb. 26.

The Canadian-U.S. border near Hemmingford, Quebec, is seen on Feb. 26.
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Image: A gate blocks access to Meridian Road leading to Champlain, New York from the Canadian side of the Canada-U.S. border, Feb. 27, 2017.

A gate blocks access to Meridian Road leading to Champlain, New York from the Canadian side of the Canada-U.S. border, Feb. 27.
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Image: A family of four from Pakistan walk down Roxham Road in Champlain, New York, towards the U.S.-Canada border, Feb. 28.

A family of four from Pakistan walk down Roxham Road in Champlain, New York, towards the U.S.-Canada border, Feb. 28.
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Image: A family of four from Pakistan prepares to cross the border.

A family of four from Pakistan prepares to cross the border.
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Image: The mother of this family from Pakistan speaks with officers.

The mother of this family from Pakistan speaks with officers.
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Image: An officer adjusts the hood of a little girl, part of the family of four from Pakistan.

An officer adjusts the hood of a little girl, part of the family of four from Pakistan.
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Image: The family is led away by RCMP officers after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border, Feb. 28.

The family is led away by RCMP officers after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border, Feb. 28.
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Image: RCMP officers look on as an extended family of seven people from Turkey illegally cross the border just before dawn on Feb. 28.

RCMP officers look on as an extended family of seven people from Turkey illegally cross the border just before dawn on Feb. 28.
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Image: RCMP take members of an extended family of seven people from Turkey into custody after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border just before dawn on Feb. 28.

RCMP take members of an extended family of seven people from Turkey into custody after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border just before dawn on Feb. 28.
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Image: A family from Colombia is arrested by the RCMP after illegally crossing the border.

A family from Colombia is arrested by the RCMP after illegally crossing the border.
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Image: The father is arrested, Feb. 28.

The father is arrested, Feb. 28.
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Image: An officer handcuffs a man from Syria after he and his family illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border, Feb. 27.

An officer handcuffs a man from Syria after he and his family illegally crossed the U.S.-Canada border, Feb. 27.
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Image: An officer searches the 18 year-old Syrian woman.

An officer searches the 18 year-old Syrian woman.
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Image: The man hugs his daughter while being detained.

The man hugs his daughter while being detained.
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Image: An RCMP officer reads the family from Syria their rights after they were arrested for illegally crossing the border near Hemmingford, Quebec, Feb. 28.

An RCMP officer reads the family from Syria their rights after they were arrested for illegally crossing the border near Hemmingford, Quebec, Feb. 28.
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