22 Mi­grants Flee US to Seek Asy­lum in Canada

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Ot­tawa: At least 22 mi­grants fled the US for Canada over the week­end, sneak­ing across the bor­der in Man­i­toba prov­ince to re­quest asy­lum, au­thor­i­ties said on Mon­day. Twenty two peo­ple crossed the bor­der on foot overnight, said Greg Janzen, a lo­cal of­fi­cial in the city of Emer­son. Eight oth­ers had ar­rived on Fri­day. Emer­son, 120 km south of Win­nipeg and close to the US states of North Dakota and Min­nesota, has seen the por­ous bor­der — in many ar­eas with no of­fi­cial cross­ings — draw­ing greater num­bers of asy­lum seek­ers since Trump’s travel ban. The Repub­li­can took of­fice in Jan­uary and promptly signed an or­der to tem­po­rar­ily ban US en­try for na­tion­als of seven Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity coun­tries, and for all refugees. AFP

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