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Globe and Mail: Winnipeg steps up with aid for refugees denied U.S. asylum

February 14, 2017 — 

As the Globe and Mail reports:

Manitobans are responding to a call for help from the province’s strained refugee services amid a continuing surge of people crossing the border illegally from the United States….

Winnipeg’s Salvation Army is temporarily housing most of the 21 refugee claimants who arrived over the weekend. Law students from the University of Manitoba have offered to help process refugee claimants to alleviate the strain on MIIC’s paralegal employees. Ms. Chahal said she’s also pursuing offers of help from municipal and international groups.

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