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17 migrants crossing into Canada rescued in blizzard, as mounting numbers desperately flee U.S.

Mar 9, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Heavy winds and blinding snow were sweeping through the tiny town of Emerson, Canada, around dawn Wednesday when the call came in to local fire chief Jeff French: a group of asylum seekers from the United States had just crossed the Canadian border but got pinned down by the blizzard somewhere on the outskirts of town.

With roads closed in the area, temperatures in the single digits and winds gusting at 50 mph, French and his crew dispatched the town's transit bus to go rescue them.

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