Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:25 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:25 PM ET

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National Audio 4:25 PM ET

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NAT079 - (Que-Refugee-Rally) MONTREAL. x-11s. Several hundred people gathered outside Montreal's Olympic Stadium today to show support for the waves of asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States. Many of those claiming refugee status are Haitians who are worried they will be deported if the Trump administration ends a program that has granted them protected status since the 2010 earthquake. Adline Tidas says she was living in Florida but decided to come to Canada to avoid being sent back to Haiti. ("..back to Haiti.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The Olympic Stadium is being used as a temporary shelter after the number of refugee-claimants has more than tripled in recent weeks. The city of Montreal says between 250 and 300 people are now crossing the Canada-United States border every day. …

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