People are fleeing the US to seek asylum in Canada, and the pause they take before crossing the border illegally is powerful

CHAMPLAIN, NY — The migrants who manage to reach the very end of Roxham Road have often made grueling journeys from countries thousands of miles away, fleeing poverty, violence, or danger back home, all to seek a new life in Canada.

But sometimes, just feet from their destination, they pause. Sometimes it’s for minutes or hours — and sometimes they turn back altogether.

On one cold, October evening, INSIDER observed a Nigerian asylum-seeker approach the

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