Since January of this year, thousands of migrants have illegally walked into Canada from the United States, while RCMP have stopped issuing reports on the exact numbers.
Shy of 30 miles from Canada's southern border with the United States, a nursing home in Gretna, Manitoba has been converted into a refugee housing centre for illegal migrants who have walked into the country in hopes of claiming refugee status.
I caught up with one of the asylum claimants residing in Gretna while he was returning from one of the local shoppes. The man says he hails from the East African country of Burundi but had been living in the U.S. for a year while pursuing a Masters program before illegally walking into Canada.
In Gretna, the migrant, who travelled unaccompanied by any wife or children, will be processed and offered employment and income assistance should he choose to reside in Manitoba.
At the time of our interview, he claimed to have the whole Gretna complex to himself as the 41 other illegals who were housed there earlier in the week have been transferred to Winnipeg after a two to five day stay.
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