Media caption'I lost all my fingers': Asylum seekers make dangerous border crossing The US denied his status but said it was too dangerous to deport him back to war-torn Somalia, and released him with a warning that he could be sent back anytime. Like Iyal and Mohammed, he heard about the backdoor into Canada, and found himself in August 2015 on the banks of the Red River, which runs through Manitoba and between North Dakota and Minnesota. He stripped to his underwear and swam across. Shivering and covered in mud, he then walked into Emerson, where a resident gave him a sweater and called border services. sneak a peek at this web-site "I was given clothes, I was given food, everything" by border agents, says Samatar, who has since received refugee status and lives in Winnipeg. But now in Emerson, a wariness is emerging. The municipality that has opened its doors to those seeking refuge is wondering how far town resources will be stretched and what happens if someone who comes across poses a danger. There are also concerns that someone will die trying to make the trek across frozen fields in รองเท้าผ้าใบ temperatures that can easily fall to -20C (-4F). Many also expect the number of attempts to cross will increase with warmer weather. For now, they do not see what other option there is except to do what they can to help. "If we don't they'll freeze and starve, and it would be on our conscience wouldn't it?" says resident Walter Kihn, who lives on the eastern edge of Emerson.