Haitian asylum seekers crossing Quebec border from U.S. may head to Toronto, lawyer says

An immigration lawyer says as many as one in five Haitian asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Canada border in Quebec may make their way to Toronto.

Joel Etienne says while it’s an estimate, the city is a big draw for the thousands of migrants leaving the U.S. behind. Officials say upwards of 700 people a day — a large percentage of whom are Haitian — have been streaming across the border at Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., before being taken into custody and sent to Montreal, where thousands are now staying at a temporary welcome centre at the Olympic Stadium.

Man trying to flee to Haiti busted for fatal driveway stabbing

Police caught a man Monday who allegedly stabbed two brothers during a parking spot spat in Brooklyn — killing one and wounding the other — at a Kennedy Airport ticket counter as he tried to slip out of the country, cops and sources said.

NYPD homicide detectives caught Djems Jean-Paul, 41, of Elmont as he tried to fly to his native Haiti, police and sources said.

Jean-Paul is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Omri Dahan to death and wounding 29-year-old Ayal Dahan Sunday night during the parking space battle next door to their home in a row of attached brick houses on E. 73rd St. near Avenue M in Georgetown.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.