Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Prairie Audio 6:10 AM MT

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PR01 - (Mba-Refugees-Emerson)

EMERSON, Manitoba. x-10s. A burst of refugee claimants who illegally crossed the border from Minnesota into Manitoba on the weekend had emergency officials scrambling to convert a town centre into a shelter. R-C-M-P say 22 people illegally crossed the border near Emerson, with 19 making the trek on Saturday. Brenda Piett (pye-ETT'), assistant emergency co-ordinator for the municipality of Emerson-Franklin, says Canada Border Services called her Saturday morning to see if a local building could be opened to shelter refugee claimants.

("...far they walked.") (SOURCE:CTV Winnipeg)

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TAG: Emerson-Franklin councillor Doug Johnston says he wants municipal, provincial and federal politicians for the region to work out a plan that includes better security measures to stop the flow of people across the border. …

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