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Fleeing migrants learn even Canada has limits

Officials say that illegal migration is stretching the immigration system to a breaking point and risks stoking a potential backlash

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Ms Beauville ( left) and Marie Nadege, a fellow migrant, at a cafe in a community centre in Montreal last month. She is hunkering down, adamant that limbo in Canada is better than returning to Haiti.

Montreal

AFTER fleeing to Montreal from Long Island, New York, Marlise Beauville felt, she said, as if she had reached the Promised Land.

She entered the country last summer without papers, yet received a work permit, a monthly stipend of C$600 Canadian (S$637), free health care

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