After escaping from their home countries, refugees in the U.S. are now fleeing to Canada to get away from Trump, and the country’s xenophobia, Al Jazeera reports.
Farhan Ahmed, 36, and Mohamed Mualim, 28, are both Somali refugees. On Feb. 3, after trekking through knee-deep snow fields of North Dakota for five hours to cross the Canadian border, the duo arrived in Canada and subsequently filed for asylum.
Ahmed told Al Jazeera the impetus for flocking to Canada was mainly due to Trump and his executive order banning refugees for 120 days and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Somalia.
Ahmed and Mualim are just two people out of dozens the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council have helped with resettling into Canada. Read more (2/13/17 2:03 PM)
The series about the true stories of American immigrants is being produced by America Ferrera. A survivor of Somalia’s civil war, Ilhan spent four trying years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to the United States with her family at age 12. Her story only gets more inspiring from there.