Jonathan, an asylum-seeker from Haiti, has a collection of bus tickets from his trip last fall from Florida to the US-Canada border. The last bus dropped him off in Plattsburgh, New York, a little over 20 miles from Canada. Then, he took a taxi to the border.
But he didn’t go to an official border crossing. Instead, he followed instructions from other asylum-seekers.
“My friend sent me every [piece of] information,” said Jonathan, who asked to use only his first name because his asylum case is pending.