‘They need help’: Surge in donations following swell of asylum-seekers


At least 22 more refugee claimaints crossed into Manitoba over the weekend

A shirt, a pair of jeans, gloves and a ski mask to cover his face — that was all Farah Ibrhin packed in his small backpack before leaving Minneapolis on a journey to the Canadian border.

A vehicle dropped him and some other asylum-seekers near the Emerson border Saturday night and they started to walk through the deep snow of nearby fields onto Canadian land.

“Nobody was expecting the snow would be deep. Everyone was shocked,” said Ibrhin, who is originally from Somalia.

A woman with a child thought about turning back because the snow was waist-deep, but the group encouraged them on, Ibrhin said.

“We don’t want to go back to America, especially now with Donald Trump and what he is saying to the immigrants, is very terrifying for everyone,” Ibrhin said.

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