A small town in rural southern Manitoba says it is hopeful help is coming to assist with an influx of refugee claimants.
The municipality of Emerson-Franklin is preparing for more people crossing illegally at the Canada-US border.
They had 22 border jumpers cross last weekend.
The town of some 700 people, near a major interstate highway, has been struggling with growing numbers of asylum seekers over the past two years.
While the new US President, Donald Trump, has made a hardline stance on immigration a key policy, north of the border is very different.
Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau made global headlines for accepting nearly 40,000 refugees, and has said his country will welcome those fleeing persecution and war.
The two leaders will meet in Washington for the first time on Monday.
On Thursday, the town of Emerson held an emergency meeting with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), border services and provincial and federal representatives.
The RCMP says they have increased resources along that section of the 500km (310 miles) Manitoba-US border.
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