Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT131 - (Refugees-Border) EMERSON-FRANKLIN, Manitoba. x-13s. A small community on the border between Manitoba and North Dakota wants federal help for an influx of people seeking asylum. The Municipality of Emerson-Franklin saw 22 people sneak across the border last weekend alone, and had to put up 19 of them in a community hall. The municipality's reeve, Greg Janzen, says volunteers fed the group and kept an eye on them, and he's worried the numbers will continue to grow. ("..do something different.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Janzen says he is sending the federal government a bill, in order to draw attention to the resources his community is putting up. He says the number of people coming across the border illegally has jumped in recent months, ever since politicians in the United States started talking about new restrictions on refugees.

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NAT132 - (Refugees-Border) WINNIPEG. x-10s. The federal government is being asked to help pay for a rising number of people illegally crossing the border from North Dakota into Manitoba. The Municipality of Emerson-Franklin saw 22 people cross the border illegally last weekend alone, and had to put up 19 of them in a community hall. Cliff Graydon, who represents the area in the Manitoba legislature, says town officials and volunteers have been going all-out. ("..are being processed.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will consider the request for aid. Emerson-Franklin has seen a rising number of asylum-seekers, many of whom are originally from African nations and who have been living in the United States.

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NAT133 - (Refugees-Border) OTTAWA. x-05s. The federal government is being asked to help pay for a rising number of people illegally crossing the border from North Dakota into Manitoba. More than 20 people snuck across the border last weekend alone into Emerson-Franklin, and the community's reeve says federal support is needed for shelter, food and security. …

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