Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Christinne Muschi:

Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.

As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.

The photos and story in this article are some of the most depressing scenes I’ve ever seen. 

The background for the Sudanese refugees is that their nation has been in an unending civil war since 1955. That these people can’t find refuge in the United States is truly awful.