NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Feb 5 ( – The four Chinese women who made news yesterday attempting to be smuggled into the US from Canada underneath a fish truck were refugees from China fleeing their country’s one-child policy. The Toronto Sun reported today that the four were caught by US authorities, imprisoned for 3 days and released after the payment of a $10 fine. According to police the women feared China’s sterilization laws.

Hearings are scheduled for today in Niagara Falls.