No, we’re not talking about vigilante INS or Border Patrol police. Many middle eastern refugees living within the United States have begun seeking asylum Canada, preemptively hoping to avoid mass deportation by the Trump administration.
“Refugees in the United States fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive U.S. presidential campaign are flocking to Canada in growing numbers.
“Manitoba’s Welcome Place refugee agency helped 91 claimants between Nov. 1 and Jan. 25 – more than the agency normally sees in a year. Most braved the freezing prairie winter to walk into Canada.
“‘We haven’t had something before like this,’ said Maggie Yeboah, president of the Ghanaian Union of Manitoba, which has helped refugees get medical attention and housing. ‘We don’t know what to do.’”
“A temporary restraining order…