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Worried about Trump, asylum seekers walk cold road to ND-Canadian border


February 7, 2017

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/BUFFALO, N.Y.—Refugees in the United States fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive U.S. presidential campaign are flocking to Canada in growing numbers.

Manitoba's Welcome Place refugee agency helped 91 claimants between Nov. 1 and Jan. 25—more than the agency normally sees in a year. Most braved the freezing prairie winter to walk into Canada.


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