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Feds: Surge in Haitians crossing border into Vermont

April 5, 2010
Burlington Free Press

Fernande Theodat-Joseph entered the federal courtroom last Wednesday afternoon looking wan and worried.

Two days earlier, she had been picked up by U.S. Border Patrol agents at 3:15 a.m. as she and another person were walking down a remote dirt road in North Troy in the pouring rain.

She and her companion had quickly admitted the obvious: They had surreptitiously entered the United States from Canada earlier that evening and did not have the proper paperwork to be in the country.

They two also had something else in common: Both were citizens of Haiti.

The story continues …..

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