Canadian Army Builds Tents for Asylum Seekers Fleeing US

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Hundreds of asylum seekers are heading north out of the United States and Canada wants to be ready for them.

Canada deployed dozens of soldiers this week to erect heated tents for migrants crossing the U.S. border from New York into southern Quebec.

The Canadian Armed Forces said Aug. 9, the tents will comfortably house up to 500 people at a time.

Before now, those waiting to be processed at the unofficial border crossing known as Roxham Road have had to wait days without beds.

Canada’s CBC News said authorities have struggled in recent weeks to handle the influx of asylum seekers at Roxham Road.

According to The Associated Press, those illegally crossing the border into Canada are doing so out of fear of being deported from the U.S. Most are Haitian nationals who have been living in the U.S. since an earthquake hit their home nation in 2010.