United Nations worried about plight of asylum seekers walking into Manitoba.


Asylum seekers are fleeing the United States on foot for Manitoba and have been crossing into the province, often in farmers’ fields and on train tracks near Emerson, Manioba. — a small border town located about 100 kilometres south of Winnipeg.

Expressing concern, Azadeh Tamjeedi, a lawyer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said,”They walk for hours and there’s no exact marking to demonstrate where the border is, so that’s a little concerning to us.”

Tamjeedi spoke to two refugees who had crossed the border, during her trip to Winnipeg and shared, “People are being processed in a very compassionate manner.”

“They were all really happy with the way that they’ve been treated and they were all very grateful.”