Their destination? Canada. Refugees cite fears of being deported from the U.S. back to their conflict-ridden countries.
The Canadian province of Manitoba had 40 refugees enter from the U.S. this January alone. Advocates estimate that in a typical year, usually 50 to 60 refugees enter that way.
The problem is, most of these border crossing cases probably aren't legal, except for some exceptions. An agreement between the U.S. and Canada requires refugees to ask for protection in whichever country they land first.
But that's an agreement some immigration lawyers want nixed.