Refugees and the Underground Railroad

We have all heard of the underground railroad that helped to move slaves out of the southern States to freedom in the north or Canada. Now, Jake Halpern, a writer for The New Yorker magazine, writes about its modern analogue and the movement of asylum seekers out of the US as they try to gain entry into Canada. Reflecting some of my earlier blogs, would-be asylum seekers are increasingly fearful of Trump’s immigration policies and deportation from the US, and are instead preferring to make their refugee claims in Canada.

Read the full article at: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/the-underground-railroad-for-refugees

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