Why asylum seekers risk their lives sneaking into Canada

Air Date: Jan 10, 2017 6:27 PM CT

Why asylum seekers risk their lives sneaking into Canada1:41

CBC's Teghan Beaudette looks at why refugee claimants are risking their lives in freezing temperatures or on marathon swims to sneak into Canada.

Stay Connected with CBC News

Weather

Severe weather warnings or watches in effect for:

Thursday

Sunny

28°C

Friday

A mix of sun and cloud

25°C

Saturday

Sunny

29°C

Sunday

Sunny

25°C

Monday

Sunny

25°C