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Law students put their heads together to help refugees

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Manitoba law students hope their combined skills can help refugees who no longer feel safe in the U.S. amid an ongoing battle over President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspending that country’s refugee program. A federal judge’s decision late Friday put a nation-wide hold …

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Manitoba groups calling on feds to welcome more asylum seekers

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Manitoba refugee advocacy groups want the federal government to do more to welcome asylum seekers from around the world and people fleeing the United States in the wake of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg both said it’s time for …

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NDP Pushes to Open Doors to Refugees in Wake of Trump Ban

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Razak Iyal would have called for rescuers to pluck him from the frozen darkness of the prairie night, but his hands were too cold even to pull his cell phone from his pocket and dial 911. Iyal and another man from Ghana, Seidu Mohammed, had set out on a 10-hour …

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Support and solidarity: How Manitobans can help Muslim refugees

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Osaa Ahmed walked across a field for seven hours on a snowy November night to cross the U.S.-Canada border and make a refugee claim in Manitoba. The Ghanaian man was denied asylum in the United States in 2016 and was set to be deported. He said he wasn’t given a date for when he had to …

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Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US border

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Two men from Ghana are recovering in the burn ward of a Winnipeg hospital after getting lost near the Emerson border on Christmas Eve while fleeing the United States. The men, aged 24 and 35, were found on Highway 75 just north of Letellier, Man., on the morning of Christmas Eve …