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Refugee-claimant housing prepares for timely launch

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The church pastor calls it “providential.” The director says it’s “serendipitous”. Whatever you call it, the anticipated May opening of transitional housing for 18 newcomers in Winnipeg is timely, proponents of Naomi House say. Years before Manitoba began seeing a rising tide of asylum seekers fleeing the United States for …

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Asylum seekers intercepted entering Canada irregularly increase

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RCMP intercepted a total of 1,134 people entering Canada outside an official entry point over January and February. According to the latest figures released by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), RCMP “interceptions” of asylum seekers crossing into the country between official ports of entry rose in February to 658, …

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29 asylum-seekers cross border into Manitoba over the weekend

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Another 29 asylum-seekers walked into Manitoba from the United States over the weekend, the largest group to have crossed the border at Emerson so far this year. CTV Winnipeg says a cluster of different groups made the trek following railroad tracks and roads between Saturday and Monday. Crossing the border …

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New video shows illegal border crossers entering Manitoba

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CTV News has obtained new video of people illegally crossing the U.S.-Canada border into Emerson — 29 people in different groups walked into Manitoba between Saturday and Monday, the largest weekend crossing in 2017. People make their way to Manitoba following train tracks and on roads heading north from Minnesota …

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More refugees expected to flee to Canada in 2017

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Last month, MPR News went to the Minnesota-Canadian border to report on the dozens of mostly African refugees heading north to seek asylum in Canada. The crossings north were so frequent this winter that they threatened to overwhelm Manitoba’s aid systems. It now appears the influx of refugees to Canada …

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‘Pretty steady’ flow of people illegally crossing border: Reeve

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More asylum seekers, including families with young children, continued to cross the border near Emerson in recent days. Reeve Greg Janzen said 11 people illegally crossed near Emerson Friday in different groups. Saturday, he said the crossings appear to be happening on a more regular, almost daily basis. “They’re coming …