Canada registers sixfold increase in US citizens seeking asylum in 2017

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Americans were the third largest group seeking asylum, spurred by fears they would be deported by the Trump administration

Tiroude and Gislyne are Haitians by birth and migrants by necessity.

The couple’s 18-month-old daughter, however, was born in Fort Lauderdale, and – as an American by birth – she is part of a growing number of US citizens seeking refuge in Canada.

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