>> No visible weapons on them?>> Canadian police bolstering their presence on the border with the United States as more and more migrants who fear deportation under President Trump race north for asylum. This week, Reuters reporter Allison Lampert witnessed Royal Canadian Mounted Police take in a family of immigrants for questioning.
>> I'm standing here in Hemmingford, Quebec, on the border between Canada and the United States. Canadian police stopped a family carrying an infant child into Canada from the US. It's a scene that's been unfolding here more and more as a growing number of refugees are seeking asylum in Canada.
>> The Canada Border Services Agency says the number of people making refugee claims at the Quebec-US border more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. Last month, the number of refugees trying to cross more than tripled compared to last January.>> Canadian police and Canadian border authorities have been accommodating this by adding patrols, by adding numbers of officers here, and also by creating a temporary refugee center at the called border.
What's not clear is how these influxive refugees will play out in the spring as it gets warmer here.>> Canada's policy under its agreement with the US is to turn back refugees if they make claims at its border crossings. But as Donald Trump cracks down on illegal immigrants, Amnesty International and refugee advocacy groups are pressuring the Canadian government to abandon the agreement.
Arguing the United States is no safe haven.