‘This is Canada’: Afghan refugee in Vancouver, fled U.S. to ‘be safe over here’

Vancouver Sun. March 6, 2017

It was just after sunset on a mid-February night when Abdullah set off on foot from Blaine, Wash. He knew where he wanted to go; it just took a police officer to tell him he had made it.

“I was walking for 15 or 10 minutes and the police stopped me and asked me, who are you, where are you going? They said, ‘This is Canada, did you know?’”, the Afghan asylum-seeker recalled Monday. “I got a little bit shocked.”..

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