Refugee status granted

One of the first refugees to cross the border from the U-S to Manitoba last winter has now been granted refugee status.

Afraid of being deported from the U-S, Razak Iyal made the trek five months ago and lost his fingers to frostbite…but he says it was worth it to be safe in Canada.

The 35 year old native of Ghana was granted refugee status after saying he could be killed if he is sent back to his home country.