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America Is the 'Problem Now': Canadian Reporter Finds Freezing Asylum Seeker

One refugee told a reporter he walked for about 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the border

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    A CBC reporter recently came across a Somali refugee who crossed into Canada in cold temperatures. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have reported increased cases of illegal immigration into Canada, many from upstate New York. The CBC posted the video to Facebook.

    “This man had been wandering in the frigid darkness for 21 hours before crossing the U.S.-Canadian border into Manitoba,” the CBC wrote. “When we found him Mohamed wasn’t even sure he’d made it into Canada.” 

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    (Published Friday, Feb. 17, 2017)

    A Somali man trekked 21 hours as temperatures hovered around 0 degrees Fahrenheit to make it across the northern U.S. border into Manitoba, Canada, CBC, a Canadian news agency reported.

    The freezing and exhausted man shared his story with a CBC news reporter at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

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    "I have a problem. America is [the] problem now," he said, according to the report.

    He was eventually picked up by Canadian police who brought him to get medical care. 

    The man is one of several Somali refugees who have fled into Manitoba since Donald Trump took office, CBC reported. Concerned about their legal status in the U.S., they've braved freezing temperatures on exhausting treks to make it over the northern border.