Refugee pictures show difference between Canada and Trump's America
Canada on the left, and America on the right (Picture: AP)

Two photographs sum up the differing approaches between Canada and the USA when it comes to refugees. 

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Donald Trump has struck a hard line on Syrian and other refugees from mostly Muslim countries, trying to impose a blanket ban on those seeking asylum (although his controversial travel ban has been suspended).

This is alongside a tough rhetoric against migrants, even floating the idea of using the national guard to ’round up’ illegal migrants.

So these photos, showing a group of African refugees jumping away from US border patrol into the arms of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police, may not be such a surprise.

A man who claimed to be from Sudan runs for the border after taking his family's passports from a U.S. border patrol officer as he was detained after his family crossed the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, Canada, from Champlain in New York, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The man threw luggage over the border as he flees from the American border police (Picture: Reuters)
Family members from Somalia are helped into Canada by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Quebec, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illegally enter Canada. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers assist a fleeing child (Pictures: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

New York state police in Champlain were questioning a man in a taxi when four children and four adults fled the vehicle.

As Trump’s statements on refugees have caused concern, many have fled to the safety of Justin Trudeau’s Canada, often through the village of Hemmingford.

‘The RCMP aren’t there to treat them like bandits. They’re here to apply the law’, retired Canadian policeman and Hemmingford resident François Doré told CBCNews.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers assist a family that claimed to be from Sudan as they walk across the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, from into Hemmingford, Canada, from Champlain in New York, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
The family claimed to be from Sudan (Pictures: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)
A man who claimed to be from Sudan throws his family's possessions toward the border as he is detained by a U.S. border patrol officer after his family crossed the U.S.-Canada border into Hemmingford, Canada, from Champlain in New York, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi
The man claimed to have lived in the US for two years (Pictures: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

Crossing over the snowy border, the group in the pictures were met by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

American police claimed a man’s papers must be ‘verified’ but the Canadians offered medical care to the fleeing women and children.

The family dragged their luggage – including children’s prams – through the border.

The group were detained, as is usual for refugees, by the Canadian police.

Family members from Somalia are helped into Canada by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Quebec, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illegally enter Canada. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
As their US taxi was stopped the family fled to Canada (Pictures: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

While the men claimed to be from the Sudan and had a Sudanese passport some media claimed they were from Somalia.

The family had apparently been living in Delaware for two years.

Trudeau is said to be ‘very concerned’ with the rate of refugees crossing the border. The Prime Minister met with Trump this month.