Small town in Manitoba feels burden of refugees crossing US border.

The municipality of Emerson-Franklin, a small town in rural Manitoba is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border and says it is hopeful help is coming to assist with an influx of refugee claimants.

The town had 22 border jumpers cross last weekend.

The town of Emerson held an emergency meeting with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), border services and provincial and federal representatives on Thursday.
The RCMP says they have increased resources along that section of the 500km (310 miles) Manitoba-US border.

PM Justin Trudeau made global headlines for accepting nearly 40,000 refugees, and has said his country will welcome those fleeing persecution and war.