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.”