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Faith Healer: Border I and Home Country

faith healer: This comes as Canada's federal government is conducting a campaign south of the border aimed at discouraging asylum seekers from undertaking irregular crossings, and amid concerns about a potential new wave of Salvadoran asylum seekers coming from the U.S. We can't forget about that night' 1 year later, refugees recall near-fatal Christmas Eve walk across border I have hope' Most refugees now waiting 16 months to have claims heard Kouevi said he left Togo, his home country, late in 2014 after his family disowned him for converting to Christianity, according to CBC. He says his father was a faith healer who threatened to have him killed for rejecting those traditions. It can kill you, the 36-year-old from West Africa, hands wrapped in thick bandages, said Wednesday of the harsh winter conditions he experienced crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot in search of refuge last week. That set off a journey that wound through South America and into the U.S. It culminated on Friday in a 700 car ride from someone Kouevi says he didn't know, who drove him from Minnesota to the northern edge of North Dakota. Both had most of their fingers amputated due to frostbite. Razak Iyal, 35, and Seidu Mohammed, 24, crossed into Manitoba on a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 2016. ( As reported in the news.