22 migrants flee US, brave cold to claim refuge in Canada

Ottawa - 

Twenty-two migrants fled the United States and braved bone-chilling cold to walk across the border into Canada in order to make refugee claims over the weekend, police said on Tuesday.

Many of them had already made long and dangerous journeys to get to the US, after fleeing violence back home.

They told local media they felt apprehensive about remaining in the United States. Seeing images of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcoming Syrian refugees last year and his appointment of Somali- born Ahmed Husse as immigration minister last month reportedly gave them hope.

Once in Canada the group called the police for help, and were taken to a border outpost in Manitoba.

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