Canada’s Election heightened debate over immigration policies, including the tens of thousands of migrants who have crossed the border since 2017 seeking asylum. Just two days prior to Election Day, far-right and anti-immigration groups demonstrated at the Lacolle, Quebec Border Crossing, 5 miles from Roxham Road where the majority of Asylum Seekers have entered Canada. There was also a counter-demonstration by pro-refugee supporters. Watch their news conference in this video provided by Bridges Not Borders:

Watch Mountain Lake PBS Producer Michael Hansen’s story on Wendy Ayotte & Janet McFetridge greeting asylum seekers at the end of Roxham Road in Champlain, NY:

Watch Mountain Lake PBS Producer Michael Hansen’s story on an asylum seeker who crossed the border at Roxham Road and has been waiting more than a year for his Asylum Hearing in Quebec: