A stream of people in increasing numbers have recently fled for Canada, crossing through snow and dangerous, freezing conditions.
Many of them say they are concerned about their lives and safety following President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and travelers from seven countries entry into the US.
Although Trump’s executive order has been rejected by a US federal appeals court, refugees continue to risk their lives to get to Canada.
The 22 people who attempted to cross this weekend are being processed in accordance with Canadian law, according to a statement from the Canada Border Services Agency.
The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States requires people to apply for refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in — under which, the US is considered a safe country.
But immigrant advocates in Canada want this law scrapped and say the US is no longer a safe …