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A Canadian police officer warns a young man from Yemen that if he illegally crosses into Canada in between checkpoints he will be arrested. If he proves to not be a threat to the public, the officers will help him fill out the asylum request paperwork. (Kathleen Masterson/VPR)
A Canadian police officer warns a young man from Yemen that if he illegally crosses into Canada in between checkpoints he will be arrested. If he proves to not be a threat to the public, the officers will help him fill out the asylum request paperwork. (Kathleen Masterson/VPR)
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Already this year, more than 6,000 people have illegally walked across the U.S. border into Quebec. Nearly half of them crossed last month. One of the most popular illegal border crossing areas is in upstate New York, along a rural road in the woods just west of Lake Champlain.

Vermont Public Radio's Kathleen Masterson (@kathmasterson) went to the border crossing spot, and has this report.

This story comes via the New England News Collaborative.

This segment aired on August 22, 2017.

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