Haitians Pour Into Canada, Among Them Families Fearing TPS Expiration09:33
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A bus of Haitian asylum seekers from the United States arrives at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, on Aug. 3, 2017. (Catherine Legault/AFP/Getty Images)
A bus of Haitian asylum seekers from the United States arrives at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, on Aug. 3, 2017. (Catherine Legault/AFP/Getty Images)

An influx of Haitian immigrants has been pouring steadily in Canada — mostly crossing illegally at the Quebec border — since last May. At one point they numbered up to 250 people a day, and prompted Canadian officials to create a staging area at the Olympic Stadium.

The numbers have since dwindled, but remain steady. About half the immigrants say they're crossing out of fear of what will happen to them when their temporary protected status expires in 18 months. Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Marjorie Villefranche, director general of La Maison D'Haiti in Montreal.

This segment aired on January 16, 2018.

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