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A Path Through The Alps for Migrants

As Italy's populist government pushes migrants out, many are taking a dangerous journey to France. For years, Italy has been a major gateway for migrants entering Europe. But since 2018, an anti-migrant, populist government has been pushing migrants out of the country with a new law making it extremely difficult for them to get asylum and to access shelters. Now, many are fleeing the crackdown high up in the Alps by crossing into France, often through bitterly cold temperatures and chest-high snow in order to evade detection. But as special correspondent Christopher Livesay and videographer Alessandro Pavone report, it comes at a potentially fatal risk.

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