Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada

The law in Canada is that anyone entering the country illegally after already claiming refugee status in another country, is to be turned back immediately to the country they first claimed refugee status with. Are there any circumstances in which this law should be “bent”? And if we can “bend” this law, why not others? 

“They came to the United States originally seeking asylum but are fleeing to Canada, in part because they fear the political climate in U.S. makes it more likely they will be deported.” (Click on link for story)